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Release* ††† ††††††Date: April 12, 2010
††††††††††††††††††† †††† Middlesex
County Prosecutorís Office
††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††† *News Release* ††† ††††††Date: April 12, 2010
Officer admits smuggling cell phones to prison inmate
††††††††† Glenn Adams, (DOB 10/9/60) of
waived his right to a presentation of the case to a grand jury in
the plea agreement,
Adams was arrested August 6, 2009, in Woodbridge and was charged following an investigation by the Special Investigations Division of the New Jersey Department of Corrections and the Middlesex County Gang, Guns and Drugs Task Force, which is run by the Middlesex County Prosecutorís Office.
investigation began in January 2009, when members of the Special Investigations
Division determined that an inmate at the prison, located in the Avenel section
exchange, Adams received cash payments from the associates during subsequent
East Jersey State Prison Principal Investigator Ted Pena led the investigation, and was assisted by his staff: Senior Investigators Chris Birardi, Dave Calderon, Kevin Koch, Hyronda Strickland, Terrance Smith and Carlos Negron.
Also working on the case were Investigator Rodney Blount, Investigator Butch Villegas and Investigator Joseph Celentano, all of the Middlesex County Gang, Guns and Drugs Task Force.
Following his arrest, Adams, a corrections officer since July 26, 2002, was suspended from his job without pay. He had been earning $66,785 annually.
He remains free on $50,000 bail pending sentencing.