LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Authorities say they’ve arrested one of their own for trying to distribute cocaine in Men’s Central Jail.
Remington Orr, 24, was stopped as he was about to enter the jail Monday at about 7:30 p.m. Orr works as a custody assistant at the jail and has been a member of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for four years.READ MORE: Bacteria At Will Rogers Beach, Mothers Beach Exceeds State Standards
The Sheriff’s Department had Orr under investigation for four weeks after it was alleged he was bringing contraband to jail inmate in exchange for money. Orr was arrested on bribery and drug charges and is being held on $1 million bail.READ MORE: LA City Council To Consider Requiring COVID Vaccinations For Indoor Dining, Movie Theaters, Concerts, Gyms
The Sheriff’s Department has had trouble the past few months with deputies being bribed to bring drugs and other contraband into jails.MORE NEWS: Street Racing Likely To Blame For Fiery Burbank Wreck Which Killed 3, Injured 2
Sheriff’s Deputy Henry Marin was accused of using a bean-and-cheese burrito to smuggle heroin into the Airport Branch Courthouse in January, while former deputy Gilbert Michel pleaded guilty to accepting bribes to smuggle cell phones, cigarettes and a note into Men’s Central Jail.