Corrections Officer Charged with Smuggling Opioids into Camden County Jail


Twenty-two-year-old Edwin Berrios, Jr. of Pennsauken allegedly tried to bring Oxycodone and Suboxone to an inmate at the Camden County jail. That man’s girlfriend was also charged in the incident.

By Matt Skoufalos | August 16, 2018

Camden County Prosecutor’s Office logo. Credit: CCPO.

A corrections officer who allegedly tried to smuggle opioids to an inmate at the Camden County jail has been suspended without pay and arrested.

During a pre-shift search Wednesday, Edwin Berrios, Jr., 22, of Pennsauken, was allegedly discovered to have been carrying Oxycodone pills and Suboxone strips in his sock.

According to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office (CCPO), those suspected drugs were allegedly intended for Dayshawn Nesmith, 21, of Camden, who is jailed and awaiting sentencing on unrelated charges.

Nesmith’s girlfriend, Markida Reevey, 22, of Camden, allegedly provided them to Berrios.

Berrios is charged with two counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), two counts of possession of CDS with intent to distribute, and official misconduct.

Reevey and Nesmith both are charged with conspiracy to distribute CDS. All three are scheduled for a preliminary hearing August 23.

In a statement accompanying the arrest, Camden County spokesperson Dan Keashen credited the correctional facility’s internal affairs unit with upholding the institution’s “zero-tolerance policy for this type of behavior.”

Anyone charged with a crime is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law. An arrest is not a conviction.

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