- Associated Press - Thursday, May 7, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - An ex-pharmacy worker at a federal lockup in Texas faces up to 15 years in prison for smuggling watches, nutritional supplements and muscle shirts to inmates.

Eric Renaldo Telles of Taylor pleaded guilty Thursday in Austin to receipt of a bribe by a public official.

Investigators say Telles, as a pharmacy technician at the Federal Correctional Institution in Bastrop, collected as much as $2,000 from two inmates.

Shanon Frank and Mattheu Ellis Jones pleaded guilty to conspiracy to bribe a public official. The scheme ran from mid-2014 to February of this year.

Frank and Jones, who are serving time for drug convictions, face up to five more years in prison. Telles is free on bond pending sentencing.

FCI Bastrop is a low-security correctional unit with an adjacent minimum-security camp.

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