Butner prison worker sentenced for drug trafficking
Posted May 19, 2011
Raleigh, N.C. — An employee of the federal prison in Butner was sentenced to more than six years in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to a charge of asking an inmate to help him get heroin.
U.S. Attorney George Holding said Nathan Prady, 32, of Creedmoor, will also have four years of supervised release after his prison sentence.
Prady had faced up to four decades behind bars after pleading guilty in February to attempting to possess with the intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.
Prosecutors said that Prady was caught in a sting that was part of a wider probe at the prison and that he intended to smuggle the heroin inside the prison.
Federal agents said Prady was working as a cook supervisor last December when he approached an inmate and asked to use the prisoner's Texas contacts to have heroin mailed to Prady's home. An undercover county officer posed as the friend, and authorities taped their conversations.