Federal Correctional Officer, Arcadia Zorrilla Hernández Indicted And Arrested For Introducing Contraband Into The Metropolitan Detention Center In Guaynabo, PR
San Juan, P.R (STL.News) Arcadia Zorrilla Hernández, Correctional Officer at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC) in Guaynabo, PR, was indicted and arrested for providing contraband in prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, W. Stephen Muldrow. The FBI is in charge of the investigation in collaboration with the Department of Justice – Office of the Inspector General (DOJ-OIG).
Zorrilla Hernández is facing two counts for providing contraband in prison, and one count for making false statements. According to the indictment, in or about May 2019, to in or about June 2019, Zorrilla Hernández knowingly and intentionally provided and attempted to provide a cellular telephone and Suboxone, a narcotic drug, to an inmate housed at MDC.
The indictment further alleges that, in August 14, 2019, Zorrilla Hernández agreed to an interview with special agents from the FBI and DOJ-OIG, and willfully and knowingly provided false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements to the agents. Zorrilla Hernández told the agents that she had not spoken and communicated with the family members of the inmate while the inmate was in custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons.