Former NH corrections officer indicted after allegedly bringing meth into jail
OSSIPEE — A former Carroll County corrections officer has been indicted for possessing and bringing a controlled drug into a secured area of the jail, a felony offense.
According to a statement released by Sheriff Domenic Richardi and County Corrections Superintendent Jason Henry, Zina Ryan, 28 of Wakefield, was found in possession of methamphetamine on June 4 and was investigated for bringing the contraband into a secured area of the Carroll County House of Corrections.
Police say that there is no indication that any substance was introduced to inmates.
Shortly after the investigation began, Ryan resigned from her position. The statement added that Ryan was indicted by the Carroll County Grand Jury on July 7 on felony charges.
"While this is a serious offense it highlights the substance abuse crisis," the statement said. "This addiction is indiscriminate and affects people in all walks of life. It is important to strike a balance between holding people accountable and getting them the help they need."