A Stillwater prison corrections officer was found carrying drugs on April 20 when a Wisconsin state trooper approached him on Interstate 90/94, authorities said, Star Tribune reported.
Randy S. Anderson, 52, a lieutenant since 1991, made his first appearance before Juneau County District Judge John Roemer in Mauston, Wis. and posted $10,000 bond after court, Stillwater Gazette reported.
Anderson was on charges of possession of cocaine, THC (ingredient that makes marijuana illegal), drug paraphernalia and with the intention of delivering the cocaine, Stillwater Gazette reported.
John Schadl, spokesman for Minnesota Department of Corrections, could not comment on Anderson's case since it's a personal matter. "These are certainly some very serious charges, and this is something we'll be cooperating with authorities on," he said, Star Tribune reported.
Anderson could also face disciplinary investigation from the Minnesota Department of Corrections, Star Tribune reported.
Currently, Anderson could face more than 40 years in prison with his felony cocaine charge, Stillwater Gazette reported.