Ga. prison guard arrested for drugs, sex with inmate http://www.privateofficer.com
After conducting an investigation, officers were led to Heather Nicole Hunnicutt , a corrections officer who was arrested on Wednesday and charged with a slew of serious offense. Charges include sexual assault against a person in custody, crossing guard lines with contraband, possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute.
Authorities say they were tipped off by inmates after hearing someone was smuggling drugs into Al Burruss State Prison.
Hunnicutt had been working for the Georgia Department of Corrections for about a year. The prison, located off Interstate 75 just north of Forsyth, houses 300 male medium security inmates, a boot camp and a juvenile facility.
The 25-year-old officer is the second female corrections officer to be charged with having sex with a male inmate in as many months. The earlier arrest was at a county jail facilityin the metro Atlanta area.
Hunnicutt is being held in the Monroe County jail on $50,000 bond.
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