Police: Corrections officer took bribes to sneak synthetic marijuana into jail

State Police said Raul Santiago, 38, was being paid by an inmate to bring synthetic marijuana, known as K2, into the Livingston Correctional Facility. (Photo: NYSP)

Geneseo, N.Y. (WHAM) - A Livingston Correctional Facility Correction officer was arrested Friday after he allegedly took bribes from an inmate.

State Police said Raul Santiago, 38, was being paid by an inmate to bring synthetic marijuana, known as K2, into the Livingston Correctional Facility, a medium security prison in Sonyea, Livingston County.

Santiago, who worked overnights, was arrested as he reported for his shift on Friday.

The officer was charged with third-degree bribe receiving, second-degree promoting prison contraband, and official misconduct.

Santiago was arraigned and remanded to the Livingston County jail in lieu of $2,500 cash or $5,000 bond.

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