PRISON GUARD CHARGED WITH CRIMINAL ATTEMPT--CONTRABAND

On September 13, 2019, detectives from the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office charged Addie I. Reid, age 23, with Criminal Attempt to commit Contraband (furnishing a telecommunication device to an inmate).  The complaint charges that Reid, who was a corrections officer at the Dauphin County Prison, took a payment of $1800 from an undercover officer to deliver a mobile telephone to an inmate in the Dauphin County Prison.  This arrest followed a joint investigation by detectives from the District Attorney's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Harrisburg Bureau of Police, the Dauphin County Prison security staff, the Dauphin County Drug Task Force, and the Susquehanna Township Police Department.

Following preliminary arraignment, Magisterial District Judge James A. Lenker set bail at $10,000 unsecured with the conditions that the defendant be under the supervision of Dauphin County Pretrial Services and not travel outside of Pennsylvania.  This charge is merely an allegation of criminal conduct and the defendant remains presumed innocent.

Fran Chardo, District Attorney