Red Bud man facing serious allegations

Bradley J. Stirnaman

A Red Bud man was charged this week for bringing contraband into a penal institution.

Randolph County State’s Attorney Jeremy R. Walker reported on May 7 that following a joint investigation of the Illinois Department of Corrections, Drug Enforcement Agency and the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, Bradley J. Stirnaman, 28, has been charged in a two count criminal information with the offenses of unlawful bringing of contraband into a penal institution and official misconduct. 

Walker noted that Stirnaman, a correctional officer at the maximum security Menard Correctional Center in Chester, is alleged to have conspired with an undercover agent of the DEA to bring heroin into the Menard Correctional Center in March of this year. 

Additionally, Stirnaman is also alleged to have accepted a fee of $5,000 to transport cannabis, heroin and a cell phone into the Menard Correctional Center in March. 

For more on Stirnaman, please see this week’s print edition.