Southern California breaking news and trends

Deputy pleads no contest to heroin-filled burrito charges

henry marin

Screenshot of 'The Academy' via Hulu

Henry Marin on the the Fox reality show 'The Academy.'

A sheriff's deputy has pleaded no contest to charges that he smuggled a burrito full of heroin into a courthouse jail.

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says 27-year-old Henry Marin entered pleas Monday in Superior Court to one count each of bringing drugs into a jail and conspiracy to commit a crime.

In early 2010, Marin conspired with at least one person to transport drugs into an airport-area courthouse, according to the indictment.

Marin, who was relieved of duty, at one time starred on the Fox reality show, "The Academy," and was kicked off for poor performance. He will be sentenced in June and faces up to two years in prison.

 

Lisa Brenner can be reached via Twitter @lisa_brenner

Read More...

Heroin burrito was smuggled into LA jail, suspected deputy 'wasn't one of our best,' said LASD

bean and cheese burrito

Muy Yum via Flickr Creative Commons

Heroin was the secret ingredient in a bean and cheese burrito that was smuggled into a Los Angeles courthouse jail allegedly by a sheriff's deputy. Ths suspected deputy at one time starred on the Fox reality show "The Academy," and was kicked off for poor performance.

Charged with bringing drugs into a jail and conspiracy to commit a crime, 27-year-old deputy Henry Marin surrendered to fellow deputies at the South Los Angeles station on Wednesday. Marin pleaded not guilty to charges related to the contraband nosh and was relieved of duty. He was released from custody on Wednesday on $25,000 bail.

"We take this very seriously," said L.A. County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore, reports the L.A. Times. "This kind of behavior is absolutely inexcusable for anybody, especially a law enforcement representative. Of Marin's performance on "The Academy," Whitmore said, "He certainly wasn't one of our best."

Read More...