Deputy Pleads in Smuggling Case

By Aaron Blevins, 5/03/2012


A Los Angeles County deputy sheriff accused of smuggling drugs into a courthouse jail in a burrito pleaded no contest on Monday, the District Attorney’s Office has announced.

According to the deputy district attorney, Henry Marin, 27, pleaded to one count each of bringing drugs into a jail and conspiracy to commit a crime. The defendant is scheduled to be sentenced on June 25.

Marin entered an “open” plea to the court before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Anne Egerton. At the next hearing, the court will hear arguments from the prosecution and the defense before deciding on a sentence.

The defendant was indicted in January for allegedly conspiring with another person or persons to transport narcotics into county jail on Feb. 23, 2010. At the time of the alleged offenses, Marin was assigned to the Court Services Division at the Airport Courthouse. Marin has been relieved of duty, sheriff’s officials said.



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