Guam – One of the DOC officers charged with promoting major prison contraband has pleaded guilty in court today, however there is a possibility that he may never need to set foot behind bars.
Shane Cruz is one of six Department of Corrections officers who was accused of promoting major prison contraband.
According to court documents, on three separate occasions, Cruz smuggled drugs into the prison compound concealed in fast food bags.
Today, Cruz pleaded guilty to three counts of criminal facilitation of delivery of a controlled substance and three counts of official misconduct.
The charges, according to the plea deal, would carry a prison term of 0 to 3 years for each felony count charged and 0 to 1 year for each misdemeanor charge. Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola referred to the plea agreement as a “sweet deal” stating that in fact it “may be too sweet” as the plea agreement provides for the possibility of Cruz not serving time in prison but rather on house arrest.
She took that matter under advisement noting that others who have pleaded guilty in the case are serving time at DOC.