A Delaware County Correctional Officer returned to work this weekend as an inmate — shocking co-workers and fellow felons following an arrest by the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division.
Bramiir Shareif Cannon, 25, of the 3000 block of Kent Road in Folcroft and now former Correctional Officer at George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Delaware County faces felony contraband charges.
Detectives from the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division got a call Thursday for reports of contraband at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility.
While the detectives were at the prison, Cannon stumbled in approximately three hours late, limping with a large bulge in the groin area of his pants.
Cannon was immediately ordered to the shift commander’s office where he fessed up, stating he had contraband on him. Cannon then removed three bundles of K2, a form of synthetic marijuana, and 40 cigarettes.
Detective Kazlo and Sergeant Bellis of the Delaware County Criminal Investigation Division immediately questioned the rebel – who told them an inmate offered to pay him between $200 – $250 if he could sneak contraband into the prison for him.
The former guard told police he knew it was illegal, but he needed the dough to repair his car.
Cannon is now back at George W. Hill Correctional Facility after failing to post $100,000 cash set by Judge Walter A. Strohl. The unlawful sneak is due back in court for his preliminary hearing on Sept. 13 before Judge Wendy B. Roberts.
“Just recently, 25 state prisons across the state were placed on lockdown due to visitors smuggling drugs into our state prisons—a very dangerous felony crime that puts the safety of corrections officers, staff, inmates and community members at risk,” Delaware County District Attorney Katayoun M. Copeland told yc.news. “In the case of the defendant, he is held to a higher standard of conduct, and instead of doing his job of ensuring the safety of the prison, Mr. Cannon breached the trust of his colleagues, and put their safety at risk by bringing this substance into his workplace.”
“I would like to commend the investigators at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility for their swift response and for immediately launching an investigation into this matter,” Delaware County Katayoun Copeland continued. “We commend the prison administration for their continued vigilance and daily efforts to ensure the safety of the inmates and our community by preventing drugs and contraband from entering the prison. I would also like to commend CID Detectives Edward Kazlo and Edmond Pisani and Sergeant Kenneth Bellis for their investigative efforts that led to the arrest in this case.”
Criminal charges, and any discussion thereof, are merely allegations and all defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.