A Bellwood, Illinois woman has been arrested after allegedly trying to pay a prison officer to help her smuggle narcotics to her boyfriend in jail, according to reports.
Kasandra Claudio, 23, was charged with helping smuggle narcotics to her boyfriend, Dwain Johnson, 20, from Gary Indiana, Fox 32 Chicago reported.
Johnson was arrested in December 2020 after allegedly murdering and attempting to hijack a retired Chicago firefighter.
On Friday, Johnson and Claudio were charged with attempting to smuggle contraband into a prison facility and bribing a public official.
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An officer at the correctional facility where Johnson is being held told the Cook County Sheriff’s Office in April that Johnson approached him about smuggling paper containing drugs into the jail.
Investigators heard that Johnson allegedly offered to pay the officer $1,500 for his assistance.
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According to the report, the officer gave Johnson a phone number to give Claudio, with the idea that it was the officer’s girlfriend’s number.
Claudio arranged to meet the one she thought was the girlfriend in a mall parking lot last Thursday, but it turned out to be an undercover agent instead.
During the meeting, Claudio handed over paper saturated with suspected narcotics and she was arrested.
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Claudio’s bail was reportedly set at $3,000.