The Nebraska Department of Correctional Services reports Michael Miller was arrested Saturday. A search of his vehicle, according to the department, found packages of the chemical substance known as K2, synthetic marijuana. The department says Miller admitted to an investigator he intended to bring the K2 to a prison inmate.
“It is disappointing to see staff members make choices to break the law and endanger the safety of their coworkers and inmates,” said State Corrections Director Scott Frakes in a written statement released by the department. “The side effects of K2 pose a significant risk to the user and can result in violent behavior, which also puts my team’s safety at risk. The penitentiary team caught the K2 before it entered the facility. We will continue to employ security measures in our prisons to prevent the introduction of contraband and keep people safe.”
Miller has been jailed in Lancaster County after being charges with bribery and unauthorized communication with an inmate.
Miller began working for the Department of Correctional Services last August. He was promoted to corporal in May. He has been suspended without pay while the investigation continues.