An alcohol and substance abuse counselor at Cape Vincent Correctional Facility has been indicted on an allegation that he provided an inmate with steroids.
Richard R. Finley, 56, of 402 James St., Clayton, faces counts of fifth-degree criminal sale of a controlled substance, fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, official misconduct and endangering the welfare of a child.
The charges were contained in a grand jury indictment handed up Thursday in Jefferson County Court.
It is alleged that on Nov. 28 he met a man in the parking lot of the Salmon Run Mall in the town of Watertown and sold the man a controlled substance in a deal police said was arranged by an inmate at the prison, where Mr. Finley had worked for 12 years before being suspended in November. It is alleged the sale took place in the presence of a 7-year-old boy. The misconduct charge stems from an allegation that Mr. Finley sold a controlled substance within the prison.