Release* Date: August 10, 2009
County Prosecutor’s Office
*News Release* Date: August 10, 2009
Officer charged with smuggling cell phones to Latin Kings inmate
Glenn Adams, (DOB 10/9/60) of
Adams, a corrections officer since July 26, 2002, was suspended from his job without pay. He had been earning $66,785 annually.
‘’Cases involving corrupted staff who introduce cell phones into prisons are investigated promptly and referred to the appropriate county prosecutors for criminal disposition,’’ Commissioner Hayman said. ‘’Such activity compromises the safety and security of our prisons, and will not be tolerated.’’
investigation began in January 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 meetings
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 Adrian Villegas and Investigator Joseph Celentano, all of the Middlesex County Gang, Guns and Drugs Task Force.
is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against