A guard at Bucks County Correctional Facility may be joining the inmates behind bars. And it’s not the first time.
Authorities arrested Anthony Miller, 28, last week. The corrections officer allegedly agreed to smuggle 100 suboxone strips into the county jail for $5,000.
Detectives say Miller still had 88 strips on him when they took him into custody. Part of Miller’s deal included him taking 10 of the strips for himself, according to court documents.
It appears this is not Miller’s first time smuggling in suboxone strips. An affidavit says the corrections officer admitted to smuggling in suboxone on several occasions since February.
District Attorney Matt Weintraub credited the Bucks Drug Strike Force with “working hard to protect the institutional safety of Bucks County’s prison.”
“This defendant has committed an extraordinary breach of public trust, because our prison guards are supposed to keep drugs OUT of the jail they’re guarding, rather than purchasing drugs to bring into it,” said Weintraub.
This is not the first time local authorities have arrested a corrections officer at BCCF for smuggling suboxone strips into the jail.
Joseph Jennings, 32, was charged in June 2020, then sentenced in April 2021 as part of a larger scheme. The DA’s office charged nine men at the time, including Travis Davies, 33, of Levittown who has since pleaded guilty.
Miller, of Quakertown, is being held at Montgomery County Correctional Facility on $150,000 cash bail.
The DA’s Office thanked multiple departments for assisting in the investigation, including the Bristol Township Police.