Detention officer accused of giving drugs to inmates, charged

Detention officer accused of giving drugs to inmates, charged

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - A Chesterfield County detention officer was one of more than 20 people arrested during an investigation into the sale of drugs.

According to Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks, 36-year-old Bobby Presnell has been charged in connection to the case. Officials say Presnell was found giving drugs to inmates.

The investigation began at a home on BBB Circle in Patrick. Officials say investigators made "several controlled buys" from the home in October. During the arrest of the man who was allegedly selling drugs and the homeowners, deputies said nine other people showed up looking to buy narcotics.

Investigators said the original suspect, 48-year-old Kenneth William Lewis, had a ledger he kept identifying individuals he sold drugs to. They say Presnell was on that list and later admitted to the accusations.

Presnell has been charged with misconduct in office and distribution of drugs. He was booked in the Chesterfield County jail but has since bonded out.

According to Sheriff Brooks, Presnell has worked at the detention center for about a year and a half.

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