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An Idaho State Penitentiary correctional officer has resigned after being caught smuggling ammunition behind bars.

Department of Corrections Director Richard Vernon said the officer reported seizing about a half-dozen .22-caliber cartridges after searching a supply truck entering the prison Monday morning.Four dining-hall inmates unloading the supplies were immediately placed in isolation cells, followed by a number of others deemed responsible for loading the truck.

They were released when an investigation revealed that Officer David Daniel was himself responsible for the contraband, officials said. He resigned Monday night.