Prison guard accused of smuggling drugs
Jailer supplied inmates with contraband
Last updated 7/24/2020 at 11:10am
AIRWAY HEIGHTS—Michael T. Mattern, a correctional officer at Airway Heights Corrections Center, is being held in Spokane County Jail after being arrested by federal agents July 20 on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine and other drugs into the corrections center for prisoners.
According to media reports, Mattern, 45, faces charges of possessing meth with intent to distribute, which carries a minimum five-year prison sentence.
Mattern was arrested in a secure part of the corrections center after authorities found a tobacco tin containing 15 grams of meth in plastic bags, which were i...