Ryan Motley pleads guilty to bringing in contraband to prison

A former D.C. corrections officer pleaded guilty Monday to bribery and bringing contraband into the District of Columbia jail.

Ryan Motley, 23, pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court and faces up to 12 years in prison.

Authorities said Motley admitted bringing in marijuana, cell phones and other contraband into the jail while he was on duty on Aug. 2010 to Nov. 2010. He is accused of brining in at least 10 cell phones and sneaking in marijuana at least six times for inmates.

He received between $1,700 and $1,800.

Motley was caught after a corrections officer at the staff entrance discovered concealed items inside Motley’s protective vest. The next day, authorities searched his apartment and discovered about 78 grams of marijuana in the defendant’s bedroom that were part of a package of contraband he received, authorities said.