ALBION, NY - An Orleans County Corrections officer is finding himself on the wrong side of the law after being arrested for allegedly smuggling contraband into the jail.
Shawn Nicholson, 35, of Medina is a six-year veteran. He's been charged with promoting prison contraband, criminal possession and sale of a controlled substance, conspiracy, promoting prison contraband and official misconduct.
Nicholson was arraigned and is being held in the Genesee County jail on $10,000 bail. He's been placed on administrative leave and is due back in the Town of Albion court next week.
The arrest is the result of a several weeks long investigation by the Sheriff's Department culminating with a sting operation Sunday night involving members of the Orleans County Major Felony Crimes Task Force.