A prison corrections officer has been charged with multiple felonies after allegedly conspiring to take drugs into an area prison.
Daniel Garvey, 28, of Farmerville in Montgomery County, works as a corrections officer at Warren Correctional Institution and was booked into the Butler County Jail on Friday, according Butler County Chief Deputy Anthony Dwyer.
Garvey is charged with illegal conveyance of drugs, trafficking in drugs and possession of drugs. He was arrested en route to work at a northbound Interstate 75 rest stop in Butler County following an investigation by the Ohio State Highway Patrol and the Butler County Sheriff’s Office.
When arrested, Garvey was in possession of 100 suboxone strips, according to Trooper L. Michael Butler, who is assigned to the patrol’s investigative unit that investigates crimes in the two Warren County state prisons. Butler said Garvey’s arrest is the result of an investigation that began at the beginning of the year.
Garvey was booked into the jail at 2:26 p.m. and will be arraigned in Butler County Area II Court. He was video arraigned Tuesday in Butler County Area II Court, where bond was set by a magistrate at $15,150. A preliminary hearing is set for today.
Garvey has been was hired by the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction in April 2015. He is currently on no call-no show status pending the criminal investigation, according to JoEllen Smith, ODRC spokeswoman.