Sep 17, 2020 3:45 PM

HCF employee arrested on drug trafficking

Posted Sep 17, 2020 3:45 PM

HUTCHINSON, Kan — A Hutchinson Correctional Facility employee is facing numerous counts of attempting to smuggle contraband into the prison. 

Twenty-two-year-old Zachary Wood of Newton faces eight different counts in an effort to smuggle K-2 into the facility. He’s being held on a bond of $100,000. Wood faces three counts of conspiracy, three counts of using a communication device to distribute drugs, one count of drug distribution and one count of trafficking contraband into a correctional facility.

According to the complaint, Wood is accused of using three different women to bring the synthetic marijuana into the facility over a period of two months.

One of those three, 48-year-old Esther Davis, was taken into custody on Tuesday on a charge of trafficking contraband. She is currently free on bond.