Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that an employee of a company contracted to provide substance abuse treatment to inmates at the Mid-State Correctional Facility in Wrightstown has been charged with smuggling drugs into the facility.
Camey Springer, 50, of West Trenton Avenue in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, was charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute (Third Degree), Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), and Providing an Inmate with Contraband (Disorderly Persons).
The investigation began after an inmate was found in possession of crushed up pills and synthetic marijuana known as K2. The investigation revealed that Springer supplied the inmate with the K2, as well as Subutex and Suboxone, which are drugs used to treat opiate addiction.
The investigation further revealed that Springer, who is the assistant director of the Gateway Foundation, supplied drugs to the same inmate while he was incarcerated at Southern State Correctional Facility in Delmont, Cumberland County.
Both prisons are operated by the New Jersey Department of Corrections. Mid-State is designated as a licensed treatment facility for state inmates.
The drugs were supplied by Springer on various dates in 2018 and 2019, sometimes in person and sometimes through the mail.
The investigation was conducted by the New Jersey Department of Corrections Special Investigations Division. Springer will be prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Brian Faulk, supervisor of the BCPO Special Investigations Unit.
All persons are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.