- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 2, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A Bernalillo County jail guard is accused of smuggling drugs into the facility for delivery to inmates.

County spokeswoman Nataura Powdrell says Corrections Officer Lucas Segura was arrested Tuesday by Sheriff’s Department detectives following an investigation prompted by intelligence received by Metropolitan Detention Center officials.

Powdrell says Seguara made admissions to detectives and that drugs were found under the driver’s seat of Segura’s vehicle after he reported for work Tuesday afternoon.

It’s not immediately known whether Segura has an attorney.

He’s being held in lieu of $22,500 bond, and Powdrell says Segura is housed separately from general population for his own protection.

Segura was hired at the jail in April 2012.

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