Two Department of Corrections officers arrested after allegedly promoting prison contraband

Arizona Department of Corrections
Posted at 5:36 PM, Apr 09, 2021

Two correctional officers have been arrested Friday morning after allegedly promoting prison contraband.

Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry and the Arizona Department of Public Safety officials say the arrests came after a months-long joint investigation.

Officers Daniel Aguilar and Gustavo Leon, were arrested while onsite, and immediately resigned from their positions with the Department.

“The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation and Reentry does not tolerate illegal or inappropriate conduct by its staff or offenders under supervision, and supports prosecution to the fullest extent of the law,” said David Shinn, ADCRR Director in a statement.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and more charges may be filed.

“Although these two particular individuals chose to dishonor our profession, our agencies' true professionals worked jointly and diligently to remove them from the venerable ranks of law enforcement,” said DPS Director Col. Heston Silbert in the statement.