An Austintown man and former Correctional Officer is charged with providing contraband to inmates while working at a Federal Correctional Institute in Elkton, Ohio (FCI-Elkton).

Acting U.S. Attorney Michelle M. Baeppler announced that a federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment to Milton Williams of Austintown.

The indictment says that Williams, 27, worked as a Correctional Officer at FCI-Elkton from March of 2020 until January of 2021.

During that time, investigators say Williams participated in a conspiracy that sold contraband to inmates at the facility. The indictment describes the contraband as tobacco and cell phones. Williams allegedly smuggled the items into the prison and sold them to inmates, taking payments through a mobile phone app.

The case was investigated by the FBI and the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Bryson N. Gillard.