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Prison officer nabbed in Fayetteville drug bust

Posted June 30, 2011

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— Fayetteville police said they arrested an employee of the Sampson County Correctional Institute during a drug bust Wednesday.

Officers arrested Dave Green, 50, who works at the Sampson correctional facility; Derrick Green, 41; and Michelle Banks, 44, after searching a residence at 2618 Trenton Road.

Police said they found 32 grams of heroin, 27 grams of cocaine and six pounds of marijuana in the house. They estimated the drugs had a street value of approximately $49,000.

All three suspects were charged with trafficking heroin by possession, trafficking heroin by manufacturing, possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

Dave Green was also charged with maintaining a dwelling for the storage of controlled substances.

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  • crookedpd Jun 30, 2011

    Terminate all these crooked law enforcement officials. www.crookedsapd.com

  • tdarcus Jun 30, 2011

    There is no excuse for this type of behavior. Terminate him as a state correctional officer and charge him appropriately. Hopefully he will learn from his mistake but due to his age he will probably end up like those he took an oath to maintain accountablilty and welfare for.
    This taints the correctional officer profession. Hopefully, other officers will see what awaits should they go down the wrong path.

  • Jbmat Jun 30, 2011

    He was just shopping for the convicts. Just trying to make some cash on the side is all.

  • airbornemonty Jun 30, 2011

    Gee-Whizz, now the other prisoners will probably gang up on the old dude since their readably available supply of drug delivery has suddenly stopped. Really, Really sad!

  • teleman60 Jun 30, 2011

    "32 grams of heroin, 27 grams of cocaine and six pounds of marijuana"--$49000 The WRAL Drug calculator must be way off. Previous stories have stated multiple pounds of pot as worth more than $50000 plus heroin and cocaine....where as a field of pot that might produce ? lbs is worth Millions!

  • problem-solved Jun 30, 2011

    A state employee needing to supplement their income...you don't say!!! They haven't had a raise in how many years, and people are surprised that they're resorting to less than legal means to keep their head above water???
    They had trafficking amounts of drugs (just shy of on the cocaine and marijuana) That's not supplementing your income, that's being a drug dealer. There's no excuse

  • wildcat Jun 30, 2011

    Green should be fired from the prison facility. Now you know how the inmates are getting their illegal drugs.

  • jgordon1 Jun 30, 2011

    Maybe Perdue needs to give these state employee's thier raise back now.

  • Kriterian Jun 30, 2011

    >"PRISON officer nabbed in Fayetteville drug bust." Doesn't work >at a jail....The headline is a bit misleading....

    What are you talking about? It says twice in the first and second paragraph that he works at the Sampson County Correctional Institute which is a prison. Hence he is a prison employee.

  • ReaderABC Jun 30, 2011

    A state employee needing to supplement their income...you don't say!!! They haven't had a raise in how many years, and people are surprised that they're resorting to less than legal means to keep their head above water???

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