RIDGEVILLE, SC (WCBD) – A correctional officer at Lieber Correctional Institution is facing charges for bringing contraband into the prison.

Officials with the S.C. Department of Corrections on Thursday announced the arrest of Anthony J. Murgolo.

They say Murgolo admitted to bringing contraband, including marijuana, into the prison with the intent of selling it.

Murgolo is charged with misconduct in office, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and introduction of contraband to inmates.

The S.C. Department of Corrections reminds members of the public that after an arrest, the burden of proof is on the state to prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt within a court of law.