Correctional officer arrested in San Antonio for suspected contraband, narcotics smuggling

SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) — A Converse man is under arrest and now faces charges related to smuggling of contraband and narcotics into the Karnes County Detention Facility.

In a Monday release, the U.S. Department of Justice says 40-year-old Dexter Obryan Sistrunk was arrested Friday. He is accused of smuggling contraband such as heroin, methamphetamine and tobacco to inmates in return for money.

If convicted, Sistrunk faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza for the Western District of Texas; Special Agent in Charge Oliver E. Rich Jr. of the FBI San Antonio Division; Special Agent in Charge Daniel Comeaux of the Drug Enforcement Administration Houston Field Office; and U.S. Marshal Susan Pamerleau for the Western District of Texas made the announcement.

The FBI, DEA and U.S. Marshals Service are investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Fidel Esparza III and Amy Hail prosecuting the case.

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