crimes and misdemeanors

Rikers Guards Busted Dealing Pot to Inmates

A sign of Rikers Island, where IMF head Dominique Strauss-Kahn will be held, is pictured in Queens, New York on May 16, 2011. A New York judge denied IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn bail on Monday, despite an offer from his defense team to put up $1 million in cash and surrender all his travel documents. The judge ordered the IMF chief detained, two days after he was pulled off a plane and accused of trying to rape a Manhattan hotel chambermaid. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Two Rikers guards busted in a two-year DEA probe for selling drugs and other contraband met their downfall thanks to a jailhouse snitch, the New York Post reports. But from the sound of the two independent operators’ methods, it’s amazing someone didn’t just stumble onto a bag of weed or a scalpel in the course of the day. After arranging payment by money transfers, they allegedly “smuggled the drugs onto Rikers and hid them inside garbage pails, light fixtures and lockers.” The world’s grimmest Easter egg hunt.