Dept. of Corrections Employee Accused of Aiding Heroin Dealer

By Danny Fenster

A Seattle Department of Corrections worker wasn’t acting so correctly, reports the Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

Corrections Officer Christian Knight is charged with providing suspected heroin and meth drug dealer Todd Hamilton, a convicted felon with connections to the Aryan Nation,  “security” and intelligence on investigations, according to court documents. Hamilton was on probation. Knight is no longer with the Corrections Department.

A detailed 120-page criminal complaint, which also names Hamilton as a defendant,  showed that Knight provided sensitive investigative information via texts.  Knight is also accused of delivering heroin for the drug organization, the Post-Intelligencer reported.

Hamilton and several suspects were affiilated with “The Hated,” an Aryan Nation-affiliated gang operating in state prisons, according to charges unsealed this week.

“This drug-trafficking organization damaged many lives with the heroin and methamphetamine they spread in our communities,” U.S. Attorney Jenny A. Durkan said in a statement. “This conspiracy thrived on threats and violence, and used a corrupted former corrections officer to try to avoid arrest.”

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