Correctional Officer Arrested for Suspected Contraband, Narcotics Smuggling

SAN ANTONIO – A Karnes County Detention Facility (KCDF) correctional officer was arrested Friday in San Antonio on criminal charges related to his alleged smuggling of contraband and narcotics into KCDF.

According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint, Dexter Obryan Sistrunk, 40, of Converse is alleged to have smuggled contraband such as heroin, methamphetamine and tobacco to inmates in return for money. 

Sistrunk is charged with attempting to provide contraband in prison. If convicted, he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

U.S. Attorney Jaime Esparza for the Western District of Texas; Special Agent in Charge Oliver E. Rich Jr. of the FBI San Antonio Division; Special Agent in Charge Daniel Comeaux of the Drug Enforcement Administration Houston Field Office; and U.S. Marshal Susan Pamerleau for the Western District of Texas made the announcement.

The FBI, DEA and U.S. Marshals Service are investigating the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Fidel Esparza III and Amy Hail are prosecuting the case.

A criminal complaint is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.


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