Originally posted on CBS Baltimore:
BALTIMORE (WJZ) — We are learning more about the ongoing investigation into how jail guards became part of the biggest smuggling scheme in Baltimore City history. An inmate is the alleged ringleader of it all and got four women pregnant while he was behind bars.
Rochelle Ritchie has more on how the operation worked and why former inmates are not surprised.
It is an embarrassing investigation at the Baltimore City Detention Center. The correctional officers are now out of a job and behind bars, while officials try to repair a tainted image of the security policies in place. Former inmates call the investigation overdue.
Federal agents say Tavon White is the mastermind behind one of the most elaborate schemes at the Baltimore City jail, involving drugs, money and sex. White, a four-year inmate, has been charged with attempted murder and is a member of the notorious gang, the Black Guerrilla Family.
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