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Butler man pleads guilty to contraband possession

August 15, 2017 Digital Media Exclusive

Scott W. Braden

A Butler man, charged with possessing contraband in the Butler County Prison, pleaded guilty to the crime in county court on Tuesday.

Scott W. Braden, 35, pleaded guilty to misdemeanor contraband before county Judge William Shaffer.

He was initially charged with a felony count, which was changed to a misdemeanor as part of the plea, and will be sentenced to six to 12 months in the county prison. With time served, he will be paroled at the time of sentencing.

Authorities said Braden was part of a plot to smuggle contraband into the prison through the mail system on Dec. 4, 2016.

A full report will appear in the Butler Eagle.