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Juvenile Corrections Officer Arrested on Drug Charges

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The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice announced Saturday that Savannah State University Police Officers have arrested off-duty juvenile corrections officer  Kevin Maurice Biggins on felony drug charges.

University Police authorities notified DJJ Internal Affairs that 31-year-old Kevin Biggins was in a student dorm room on the Savannah State University campus when arrested. Police say Biggins is enrolled as a student at the college.

University Police report Biggins was taken into custody after the arresting officer discovered Biggins had allegedly concealed in his clothing a plastic bag which contained two prescription bottles and 13 smaller bags filled with marijuana.

Police report Biggins then allegedly directed the arresting officer to a handgun in a drawer where the officer also discovered an unmarked prescription bottle containing an illegal stash of oxycodone pills. 

Biggins was taken into custody Friday afternoon and booked into the Chatham County Jail where he is currently being held on charges of felony Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, felony Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, and Possession of a Firearm on School Property.

The investigation continues at this time.

Following the Friday arrest, DJJ Commissioner Avery Niles announced he would order immediate administrative action for the suspension of JCO Biggins from all duties at the Department of Juvenile Justice.  Before his arrest, Biggins was posted as a juvenile corrections officer at the Savannah Regional Youth Detention Center (RYDC) in Chatham County.

The Commissioner said there was no immediate evidence to indicate Biggins may have moved contraband into the state detention facility where he worked. The Commissioner ordered an immediate DJJ internal affairs check into all contraband incidents reported at the Savannah RYDC for any possible connections involving the juvenile corrections officer.

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