SAN QUENTIN (CBS SF) – A San Quentin State Prison warehouse employee was arrested Wednesday at work on suspicion of providing drugs and merchandise to inmates, a prison spokesman said.
Robert Alioto, 48, of Petaluma, faces felony charges of conspiracy, possession of marijuana, transportation of drugs for sale, and furnishing or selling merchandise in prison, San Quentin spokesman Lt. Sam Robinson said.READ MORE: San Jose Police: Smash-And-Grab Thieves Target Eastridge Mall Jewelry Store; 4 Suspects Sought
He has posted bail and been released from Marin County Jail.
Alioto was not a prison guard, Robinson said. He was a materials store supervisor whose job entailed receiving merchandise from vendors, and he had been employed there since June 7, 2010, Robinson said.READ MORE: Man Found Fatally Shot Near Park In Hayward
Robinson said anyone who commits a crime in the prison, whether as an employee or inmate, will be prosecuted.
The investigation is continuing, Robinson said.MORE NEWS: Guard Indicted for Sexual Assault of Inmates at San Joaquin County Jail
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