Jackson County Corrections Officer, Daniel Coach Charged with Taking Bribes to Smuggle Illegal Drugs to Inmates
KANSAS CITY, MO (STL.News) A corrections officer at the Jackson County Detention Center was charged in federal court today for taking bribes to smuggle illegal drugs to inmates of the facility.
Daniel Coach, 26, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Mo. The complaint charges Coach with one count of using a telephone to facilitate the unlawful activity of acceding to corruption.
According to an affidavit filed in support of the federal criminal complaint, an undercover police officer communicated over the phone with Coach on Wednesday, March 3. During the telephone conversation, Coach allegedly agreed to transport 25 oxycontin pills into the detention center and deliver them to an inmate. In return, the affidavit says, Coach wanted six extra pills for himself and $100 cash. On that same evening, the undercover officer met Coach in person at a gas station . The undercover officer got into Coach’s vehicle; Coach accepted the illegal drugs (inert oxycontin pills) and the cash. Coach allegedly talked about how he gets contraband past checkpoints, and said he would attempt to give the pills to the inmate.