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Camden County Corrections Officer, Inmate and Inmate’s Girlfriend Charged with Drug Distribution

By kcora on
Camden County

A Camden County Corrections Officer, an inmate and his girlfriend were all arrested on drug related charges.

According to authorities, on August 15th, Officer Edwin Berrios, Jr. was found to be in possession of illegal drugs when he attempted to enter the Camden County Correctional Facility to begin his shift as a correction officer.  

Officials say a search of Berrios, 22, of Pennsauken, prior to entering the jail revealed suspected Oxycodone pills and Suboxone strips hidden in his sock to be given to an inmate at the Facility.

The inmate, Dayshawn Nesmith, 21, of Camden, is in jail awaiting sentencing on unrelated charges. The inmate’s girlfriend, Markida Reevey, 22, of Camden, was also allegedly involved in this distribution scheme. She provided Officer Berrios with the drugs he attempted to smuggle into the jail.

According to authorities, Officer Berrios was immediately suspended from his position pending the continuation of the investigation into this case by the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. Berrios has been charged with two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, two counts of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance and Official Misconduct.  

Officials charged Reevey with Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance. Nesmith was also charged with Conspiracy to Distribute a Controlled Dangerous Substance. 

Officials say they are all scheduled for a first appearance on Aug. 23rd.

All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.