Kilby Prison Correctional Officer Face Felony Ethics Charges After Sting

635985549802699571-Rayshawn-Blackmon-is-charged-with-using-the-office-for-personal-gainAn Alabama corrections officer is facing a felony ethics charge after officials say he accepted money from undercover officers in exchange for promoting illegal contraband inside a state prison.

Court records show 30-year-old Rayshawn Blackmon was arrested last week.

Authorities say Blackmon unknowingly made contact with undercover officers after a Kilby Correctional Facility inmate told him to pick up $1,000 from a friend.

According to court records, Blackmon was arrested at a Montgomery Wal-Mart, where he had arranged to meet the undercover officers to pick up the money. It’s not clear from court records if Blackmon has an attorney.

Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton says Blackmon has resigned his position. Horton declined to answer additional questions, citing an ongoing investigation.

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