A local correctional officer has been charged with providing tobacco to inmates.
An arrest warrant shows that Everett D. Allison, of 715 Farmhurst Drive, Apt. D in Charlotte, was arrested Monday by the Burke County Sheriff’s Office and charged with misdemeanor furnishing a tobacco product to an inmate.
According to the warrant, Allison, who was working at the Burke County Confinement in Response to Violation Center in Morganton, brought into the center 3.7 grams of leaf tobacco and one unopened pack of Newport cigarettes with the intent to give them to inmates.
The CRV Center houses inmates who have violated probation, parole and post-release supervision and provides programs of behavior modification, substance abuse training, employment readiness and life skills.
Allison since has been reassigned to Foothills Correctional Institution in Morganton pending completion of an internal investigation, according to information from John Bull, a communications officer with the Adult Correction Division of the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.
Allison, 23, was hired by NCDPS on July 1, 2018, and his salary is $33,958 per year.
His court date has been set for Nov. 6.