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Officer Fired, Another Suspended For Missing Smuggled Gun

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A police officer has been canned following a gun-smuggling incident at the Northampton County Prison.

Sources inside the department said Ofc. Michael Wuchter has been fired and Ofc. Richard Hoffman has been suspended without pay.

Wuchter was already on probation.

Police said Christian Neith snuck a gun into Northampton County Prison in December and it was missed by Bethlehem police, Northampton County sheriff's deputies, and the prison during several searches.


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