Two Prison Guards Arrested For Meth in Geauga County

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Brandon Inghram, Sarahbelle Stafford, Timothy Winters. Stafford and Winters are corrections officers at the Lake Erie Correctional Institute
  • Brandon Inghram, Sarahbelle Stafford, Timothy Winters. Stafford and Winters are corrections officers at the Lake Erie Correctional Institute

The Geauga County Sheriff's Office busted three people on meth-related charges on Wedenesday. Two of them are prison guards, the department announced today.

According to the department, detectives got a search warrant for a home in Huntsburg and found Timothy R. Winters "attempting to hide a 'one pot' meth lab inside of the residence." Winters, 27, is a corrections officer at Lake Erie Correctional Institute in Conneaut.

Inside, they said they found four of those "one pot" bottles, and arrested Winters, Brandon D Inghram, 24, and Sarahbelle Stafford, 27. Stafford is also a corrections officer at the prison, the department said.

Winters and Inghram are charged with manufacturing of drugs, a second degree felony. Stafford was charged with complicity to manufacturing of drugs.

According to Geauga County and Chardon Municipal court records, Winters, the prison guard, has multiple drug arrests. He was cited in 2006 for misdemeanor marijuana possession. In May 2013, he was indicted for felony drug possession and menacing. We couldn't find any other arrests for Sarahbelle Stafford, the other prison guard.

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