By: KDKA-TV News Staff
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A correctional officer has been arrested for allegedly selling drugs at the Allegheny County Jail.READ MORE: Pa. Supreme Court Rules 'Comfort Dogs' May Be Allowed To Help Witnesses Testify At Trial
Police say 32-year-old Lewis Bagnato from Kennedy Township is facing multiple charges for selling K2 inside the county jail.
They say it started with a tip that led investigators to learn Bagnato was bringing drugs into the facility for inmates.READ MORE: Male Victim In Critical Condition After Rescue Along Monongahela River Near 10th Street Bridge
According to police, an inmate said that Bagnato, known as “Uncle Kirk,” allowed the inmate to move from cell to cell on the pod to offer K2 to other inmates and give them information on how to pay.
Bagnato was arrested Thursday morning when he reported to the jail for his shift. He’s currently awaiting arraignment.MORE NEWS: Wolf Administration Warns 99% Of All Wildfires Caused By People As Wildfire Season Begins In Pennsylvania
He’s been suspended pending termination and his security clearances have been revoked. He’s been a correctional officer since December 2019.