Newswatch 16 Live Streaming

NOW with Newswatch 16 replays!

Ex-Prison Guard Sentenced for Smuggling Contraband

Posted on: 4:01 pm, August 14, 2012, by , updated on: 04:13pm, August 14, 2012


SWOYERSVILLE — A correctional officer was sentenced Tuesday on charges of smuggling contraband items to inmates.

Donald Lykon, 30, of Swoyersville, was handed 18 months in federal prison for smuggling tobacco, cell phones, and marijuana to prisoners at United States Penitentiary-Canaan in Waymart.

According to court documents, Lykon worked at the prison and accepted more than $4,000 in bribes from inmates from May, 2011 to August, 2011.

WNEP Facebook
WNEP Facebook

Follow WNEP on Facebook