State Police charge corrections officer with prison contraband

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A corrections officer at the Wallkill Correctional Facility has been arrested after allegedly trying to bring 64 grams of synthetic marijuana into the facility.

Travon Webb, 30, of Ellenville, was arrested Feb. 25 after the discovery was made during a search of employees entering the facility. An additional search of Webb’s personal vehicle yielded another 137 grams of Synthetic marijuana. At the time of his arrest, Webb was employed as a New York State Correction Officer at the Wallkill Correctional Facility. He has since resigned from service.

Webb was charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Fifth degree (felony), Prison Contraband in the First degree (felony), Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance in the Seventh degree (misdemeanor) and Official Misconduct of a Public Servant (misdemeanor).

Webb was arraigned in the Town of Shawangunk Court and remanded to Ulster County Jail in lieu of bail. He has a return date of March 18, at 6 p.m.

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