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Corrections Officer Sentenced for Attempting to Smuggle Pills into Cheshire Prison

He was going to sneak oxycodone into the prison, according to federal officials.

Cheshire Correctional Institution. Patch File Photo.
Cheshire Correctional Institution. Patch File Photo.


A corrections officer at Cheshire Correctional Institution was sentenced to three years of probation Monday for trying to sneak drugs into the prison.

Arcolain Fountain, 47, of Hamden, was sentenced Monday by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to three years of probation for attempting to smuggle oxycodone into the prison where he was employed.  

He also was ordered to perform 300 hours of community service.

According to court documents and statements made in court, Fountain was a correction officer at Cheshire Correctional Institution in Cheshire.  On July 17, 2012, he met with an undercover officer with the Statewide Narcotics Task Force at a commuter lot off Interstate 84 in Southington to accept what he believed were 90 oxycodone pills. He was planning to smuggle the oxycodone pills into the Cheshire Correctional Institute and deliver them to an inmate housed there, according to federal officials.  

During the meeting with the undercover officer, FOUNTAIN also accepted $450 in cash and a quantity of Ecstasy pills as payment for delivering the oxycodone to the inmate. The meeting ended with Fountain's arrest, according to reports.  

On December 18, 2012, he waived his right to indictment and pleaded guilty to one count of attempting to possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance, according to federal court officials.        

pat December 17, 2013 at 11:23 AM
The name of the facility is Cheshire Correctional Institution - not Institute. They have diffedrent meanings.

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