A Robertsdale man is the third SCI Smithfield employee in recent weeks to go before a district judge for alleged drug-related activity at the prison.
Jordan Bollman, 32, who worked at the institution as a registered nurse, allegedly took prescriptions medications from the prison pharmacy for his own use during the months of June and July 2019, according to the Office of the Attorney General.
Charged were filed against Bollman Tuesday at which time he stood for preliminary arraignment before Magisterial District Judge Rufus Brenneman who set bail at $50,000. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Jan. 22.
The AG’s office reports other members of the prison’s nursing staff started noticing a negative change in Bollman’s behavior and then on July 30 discovered multiple narcotic blister packets had been swapped out with different medications.
The criminal complaint says that during interviews with investigators Aug. 1 and Dec. 3, Bollman admitted to switching out controlled substances, including clonazepam and diazepam between 10 to 20 times and OxyContin on one occasion.
Charges against Bollman include felony possession of a controlled substance through misrepresentation or fraud and the misdemeanor offenses of possession of a controlled substance without valid prescription and failure to keep records as required by law.
Two SCI Smithfield corrections officers went before Brenneman Jan. 8 to waive their preliminary hearings in separate cases where they allegedly made arrangements with inmates to bring drugs into the prison.
Robert Bollman III, 34, of Dudley, is accused of delivering Suboxone to an inmate in exchange for heroin. Investigators with the Department of Corrections say a third party in Delaware mailed the Suboxone to Bollman and, after he’d made the delivery to the inmate, mailed him a follow up package with heroin. He was arrested Dec. 30.
Kenneth Richards, 45, of Hollidaysburg, is accused providing synthetic marijuana to an inmate in exchange for sex. DOC investigators allege that after delivering the synthetic marijuana, he was treated by a third party to a hotel room and a prostitute. He was arrested Dec. 22.
Both Robert Bollman and Richards, who are facing multiple felony charges, are each in custody on $100,000 bail.
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