Canon City corrections officers arrested
Four former Department of Corrections officers accused of using prescription drugs at Colorado State Penitentiary in Canon City have been arrested.
Our partners at the Pueblo Chieftain report 26-year-old Steven Ricotta is accused of taking pills of the narcotic painkiller Percocet to the prison and sharing them with three co-workers. He is charged with felony distribution of a controlled substance, felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor use of a controlled substance.
Former correctional officers 28-year-old Jesus Romero, 29-year-old Charles Latimer and 36-year-old Mace Rebeterano have been arrested for investigation of felony possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor use of a controlled substance.
Deputy District Attorney Michael Pirraglia says investigators have not uncovered any evidence that inmates were given the drug.
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