- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 22, 2015

TEXARKANA, Texas (AP) - An East Texas correctional officer has been arrested for trying to smuggle marijuana into the facility via a bag of Cheetos Puffs.

Bowie County chief deputy Jeff Neal says the 19-year-old officer was searched after returning from a break just after midnight Tuesday. Neal says everyone and items always are searched before entering the facility.

A second officer found inside of the bag a purple object which contained the marijuana and tobacco.

Neal says a sheriff’s deputy was called to the center and arrested the 19-year-old for prohibited substances in a correctional facility. The correctional officer only had been employed for about one month before his arrest.

Neal says an investigation is ongoing.


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