Baltimore Police Beat: jail guard Melvin Hodges had business hustling drugs to inmates, say police

Baltimore jail guard Melvin Hodges busted for smuggling drugs into jailJail guard Melvin Hodges charged with dealing drugs in the slammer to inmates

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TOWSON, MD. — Maryland loves drugs and just because some of the residents are in the slammer, why should they be kept from getting their fix?  That may have been what was on the mind of Melvin Hodges, as police say he went about making some side money dealing drugs into the joint while picking up a paycheck as a jail guard.

Baltimore County Police have charged a Baltimore County Corrections Officer with conspiracy to distribute Suboxone at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

Melvin Jerome Hodges, 31, has been charged with conspiracy to distribute CDS and was released on $35,000 bail.

In early February, the Baltimore County Police Department began an investigation after being notified by the Baltimore County Detention Center about possible drug smuggling at the facility.

During the joint investigation with corrections officials, detectives identified Hodges as a person that was bringing Suboxone into the facility for distribution by an inmate.

Hodges was arrested on Thursday at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

The Baltimore County Police Department is continuing its criminal investigation.

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