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Indictment: Deputy Smuggled Drugs In Burrito Into Courthouse Lockup

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy used a bean-and-cheese burrito to smuggle heroin into a courthouse lockup, according to a grand jury indictment.

Henry Marin, 27, was assigned to the Court Services Division at the Airport Branch Courthouse in Los Angeles. He pleaded not guilty to one count each of bringing drugs into a jail and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Marin is accused of conspiracy to commit crime. The indictment, which was unsealed Wednesday, also accuses Marin of conspiring with at least two other people to transport narcotics into the jail.

Marin surrendered Wednesday morning at the sheriff’s department’s South Los Angeles station. He has been relieved of duty and was released on $25,000 bail.

He is scheduled to appear at a Feb. 16 pretrial hearing.

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