TULSA, Oklahoma — A jail guard was arrested for allegedly trying to smuggle drugs he stashed inside the burrito he had brought to work for lunch.
The Tulsa County Sheriff’s office say they began investigating 20-year-old Kevin Clevon Mayo after receiving a tip he was sneaking contraband into the Tulsa Jail.
As he arrived for work last Friday, Mayo was stopped and his bag searched. Inside, officers found a Tupperware container containing fried chicken and the burrito.
Concealed inside the burrito was about four grams of marijuana, some crushed-up hydrocodone pills and two grams of methamphetamine, the Tulsa World reported.
They also found two cell phone chargers, rolling papers and three cigarette lighters and a cell phone battery. And stuffed inside Mayo’s sock was a cell phone still in its packaging, authorities said.
Mayo initially denied knowing how the drugs in the burrito ended up in his bag or why he had a cellphone in his sock, cops said.
He later admitted meeting with the friend of an inmate at the jail who gave him the phone to bring to the inmate. Police say he also said he successfully brought a phone into the jail a few weeks earlier.
Mayo, who started on the job in March, was charged with carrying contraband into a jail, possession of drug paraphernalia, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of marijuana with intent and two counts of possession of a controlled drug with intent.
He has been placed on administrative leave without pay.