N.J. corrections officer accused of selling drugs to inmates at a youth prison

A New Jersey corrections officer is facing charges after authorities say he sold drugs to inmates at a youth prison.

Twenty-three-year-old Jaquae Hollinshead made his first appearance in court by video feed Thursday charges of possession of drugs with the intent to distribute, official misconduct and related offenses.

Hollinshead’s attorney says his client vehemently denies the charges. Ross Gigliotti says they will conduct their own investigation into the charges.

Prosecutors say the charges come after a 10-month investigation into the Garden State Youth Correctional Facility corrections officer. He has been employed by the state corrections department for three years.

His bail was reduced to $50,000 Thursday and he was released from custody.

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