Correctional officer accused of giving inmate pot, phone


SWAN QUARTER, N.C. (AP) — Law enforcement officials in Hyde County say a correctional officer is facing a host of charges after an inmate was found with marijuana and a cellphone.

The Hyde County Sheriff’s Office told WITN-TV in Washington (http://bit.ly/2aAksG9) that correctional officer Joshua Carawan of Chocowinity was arrested after an inmate at Hyde Correctional Institution was found with marijuana, a cellphone, tobacco and a knife.

Specifically, Carawan is charged with furnishing tobacco and a controlled substance to an inmate. He is also charged with possession of an electronic communication device, possession of a dangerous weapon, possession of a controlled substance and possession of tobacco while in the custody of North Carolina Department of Adult Corrections.

The Department of Public Safety says Carawan, an eight-year veteran, resigned Tuesday, just before he was arrested.

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Information from: WITN-TV, http://www.witntv.com/

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