Voltaire Peter Pierre, a former corrections officer at Hays State Prison, has pleaded guilty to smuggling methamphetamine, crack cocaine, and marijuana past prison security and into the hands of inmates in exchange for payments. Because he stored those drugs at his family home before smuggling them into the prison he also pled guilty to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine on premises that were occupied by a minor in residence.
According to U.S. Attorney B.J. Pak, the charges, and other information presented in court: Beginning in June of 2018 – and continuing until his arrest on October 1st of 2018 – Pierre smuggled methamphetamine, crack cocaine, marijuana, and tobacco into Hays State Prison in Trion, Georgia, for distribution to inmates, many of whom were members of the Bloods criminal street gang. He coordinated with inmates and their associates outside the prison to arrange drug drop-offs at motels and at his family’s home. After receiving the drugs, the defendant smuggled them into the prison in soup containers and other items, with the inmates and their associates later paying the defendant through a mobile payment app.
Pierre, age 39 of Norcross, Georgia, pled guilty to the charges levied against him on October 2nd. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating this case in coordination with the Georgia Department of Corrections.