10 Investigates Finds Corrections Officers Accused of Trafficking Steroids
Two longtime correction officers for Ohio's Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections face drug trafficking charges.
The former officers resigned from their jobs as correction lieutenants at the Lebanon Correctional facility in April after police officers confronted them, according to Commander John Burke of the Warren County Drug Task Force.
Anthony Conn, 41, faces 32 counts of trafficking in drugs and 15 counts of illegal possession of drugs. He also faces charges of manufacturing drugs and child endangering.
Brian Bendel, 43, has been indicted on 13 counts of illegal possession as well as drug trafficking and funding drug trafficking, according to the Warren County drug task force.
Both men worked as "supervisors" for the Department of Corrections, according to Burke.
The men allegedly supplied a "distributor" in the Columbus area, Burke added.
"Their clients were varied and far reaching--Southern Ohio and Columbus,” said Burke.
Burke said he could not elaborate on the extent of the connection to Columbus, because "the investigation is ongoing."
The former officers were charged by indictment on Monday.
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