SCI Houtzdale Employee Accused of Smuggling Drugs into Prison

HOUTZDALE – An employee of the State Correctional Institution at Houtzdale has been accused of smuggling drugs into the prison.

Rick A. Davis Jr., 36, of Morrisdale has been charged by Trooper Frederick W. Burns of the Clearfield-based state police with two felony counts of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver.

He’s also been charged with a felony count each of intentional possession of controlled substance and possession of controlled substance contraband/inmate, plus a misdemeanor count of use/possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to state police, Davis was caught carrying a large amount of controlled substances into the prison and delivering them to an inmate at 6:30 a.m. Saturday.

Davis’ bail is currently set at $100,000 monetary, and he’s been scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing at 11 a.m. Wednesday during centralized court at the Clearfield County Jail.

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