Former Correctional Officer Arrested for Accepting Bribes

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - A former correctional officer at the Ector County Correctional Center was arrested Wednesday afternoon on a federal bribery charge.

Federal authorities say 23-year-old Allen Zehr supplied an inmate with three bags of marijuana and a cell phone in exchange for $450 back in October.

Zehr faces up to 15 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000. Zehr had his initial appearance before US Magistrate Judge L. Stuart Platt Wednesday afternoon in Midland.