Corrections officer indicted on meth charges

Published 10:38 am Monday, October 6, 2014

ST. PAUL — A Hennepin County corrections officer is among 11 people indicted by a federal grand jury on methamphetamine charges.

Minnesota Public Radio News reports 26-year-old Ashley Mariakas of Owatonna is charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and two counts of distribution of methamphetamine.

Hennepin County spokeswoman Carolyn Marinan said Mariakas has been employed at the county’s Adult Correctional Facility in Plymouth since January.

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Marinan says Mariakas is still employed and is entitled to due process.