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Mar 7, 2013

Prison supervisor freed of drug charges


Donald Gillett

A prison supervisor, who was accused of trying to smuggle marijuana inside the Kolbe Correctional Facility, today had no case to answer after the testimony of the officer who found the drugs had too many inconsistencies. On September twelfth 2012, thirty-six year old Donald Gillett was searched as he entered the prison and fifty grams of cannabis was allegedly found hidden in the soles of his sneakers. The prison officer who conducted the search, Raydon Valencia, handed him over to the police and Gillett was charged for possession of a controlled drug. But today, Valencia changed his story and said that it was actually another officer who did the handing over. In addition, Valencia claimed that the substance he weighed came up to sixty grams, a combination of fonto leaves and cannabis. Magistrate Adolph Lucas pointed to the inconsistencies in the testimony and admonished him since his evidence was so important to the prosecution’s case. The magistrate then upheld a no case submission by Gillett’s lawyer, Richard Bradley Junior and Gillett walked out of court a free man.

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3 Responses for “Prison supervisor freed of drug charges”

  1. Al says:

    I hope this guy does not get his job back, he is a part of the problem not the solution as he is being paid to uphold. I don’t care how much drugs was found in his shoes. The question is this, was drugs in something that was in his possession, was it his shoes?, was it on his person? did he enter the prison compound intended to report to work with the concealed illegal drugs? If the answer to all these questions is a yes, case closed he is guilty. It does not matter who handed it to the police if the answer to the above questions is a yes.

    Is there a chain of custody process in place. A situation such as this required a security high ranking officer to be called to the scene and the scene an the contraband logged in and signed off by every officer involved in the bust. Looks like time for some rules to be drafted and put in place and some training take place.

    May as well close the courts, why do the courts when the guilty walk free. He should be charged as a drug trafficker, he was intending to deliver the drugs to some inmate, that makes him a trafficker.

    Have all the honest people died? Is there anyone who wants to change the direction of the country. Remember if you create a pig stall on the piece of ground where you stand, sooner or later the sh@@ get on you. The unsafe environment he create in the prison by allowing drugs to flow in an environment that should be controlled, makes it dangerous for himself and others who work there, and does not help the rehabilitation of the inmate. He needed to spend time with the same people he was bringing the drugs to, so they can see the law means business.

    I am screaming at my computer right now, …………

  2. simone says:

    Why use ex CONs? he was in jail for killing a man-how did he get out? Trustee? he surely cant be trusted-very stupid Kolbe, John Woods and Earl Jones. Let me tell you all something since its not obvious to you. Ex cons know the tricks, the crevices, the times of shifts, and owe allegiances and debts to those still inside-now can you make an intelligent choice?

  3. Storm says:

    I’m screaming with you, Al.

    Why does a prison guard need hollowed out shoes? In my court of real world justice, one shred of weed in those shoes would have been enough to send the guard to prison.

    Why didn’t the DPP call the person who actually handed over the weed, to satisfy chain of evidence?

    It’s time for vigilante justice.

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