South Carolina Jail Guard Charged with Conspiracy to Smuggle Drugs to Inmates
York County Detention Officer Heather McRorie, 26, was arrested after she was accused of planning to smuggle narcotics to inmates in a South Carolina jail.
McRorie was charged with criminal conspiracy on September 24. She was terminated from her job on the same day, Wsoc-TV News reports.
According to the York County Sheriff’s Office, detention staff were alerted about a potential attempt by McRorie to smuggle illegal narcotics into the detention center. The jail staff immediately contacted the jail drug enforcement unit for further assistance with the investigation.
McRorie was arrested before she was able to pass drugs to any inmates.
York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson says:
“We do not tolerate this type of conduct by any member of this agency. We ensure our citizens that respect, integrity, character, accountability and professionalism are our core values and this incident has attempted to tarnish those values.”
McRorie was hired at the York County Sheriff’s Office in February 2020.