A prison officer has been suspended after a video showing him snorting cocaine in a car with a former prisoner surfaced.

Footage shows him talking to former inmates in a car and then it appears that he is inhaling something from a CD case with a rolled-up note, reported Daily Mail.

According to sources, he had just left the Golden Goose pub in Redditch, Worcestershire which is about nine miles from HMP Hewell where the officer reportedly works.

A man in the back seat believed to be an ex-prisioner, says, "If ever you need anything let me know, take my number and that."

The man can be heard asking, "Bit lumpy for you?"

The officer also appears to lick the suspicious white powder.

In the video, the two can be heard talking. Part of their conversation seems to be about drug prices.

Somebody in the car then says, "Put the phone down."

The prison guard was in a jacket that had HM Prison Service and his number mentioned on it.

A witness said, "I couldn't believe a prison guard in uniform would snort cocaine. I've done several years in jail and I've never come across anything like this."

"It shocked and surprised me. I couldn't believe it," added the witness.

A source shared, "His actions have exposed him to the threat of blackmail."

The footage, which was shot on April 22, was later shared with prison bosses.

The Prison Service said, "An officer has been suspended and a police investigation is ongoing."

In another incident, a Philadelphia corrections officer is in trouble after prosecutors recently said that he helped an inmate smuggle nearly $70,000 worth of illegal substances into a prison for money, reported FOX 29 Philadelphia.

Haneef Lawton, 33, has been charged with bribery and conspiring to distribute narcotics and phones in a contraband smuggling scheme at the Philadelphia Industrial Correctional Center (PICC), said Acting United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams.

Along with him, his co-conspirator Kernard Murray, a 36-year-old inmate, and his girlfriend Charene Stallings, 42, have also been charged.

"This alleged conspiracy to smuggle in dangerous contraband undermined daily order at PICC, posing a threat to both staff and inmates and putting lives at risk," said Michael J. Driscoll, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI's Philadelphia Division.

"Shutting down such a bribery scheme underscores the FBI's commitment to go after corruption wherever we may find it festering," he added.

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