CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - A Colorado corrections officer is out of a job and facing time behind bars after allegedly trying to smuggle a burrito filled with drugs into a prison.
Arrest papers obtained by 11 News state law enforcement was tipped off by an inmate that Trevor Martineau was bringing illegal drugs into the Buena Vista Correctional Facility. On July 2, an investigator noticed Martineau going to work acting "as if he had an injured leg," the arrest papers say.
Martineau was taken by investigators to be interviewed. He reportedly admitted he had drugs in his lunch box.
The following items were found in a lunch box, in a burrito and in plastic wrap:
- About 91.4 grams of suspected methamphetamine
- About 26.1 grams of suspected heroin
- About 46 strips of suboxone
- About 10 strips of suspected buprenorphine Naloxone
- About 13 individually wrapped suspected "marijuana wax."
- About six small thumb drives.
The suspect told investigators he was paid $1,000 for picking up the drugs. He is now facing multiple charges including introduction of contraband and unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.
Martineau worked with the Colorado Department of Corrections since Aug. 1, 2018. He has since been fired.
The Colorado Department of Corrections sent out the following statement to 11 News:
“I recently hired a new Inspector General, and I have tasked her and her team with the responsibility to aggressively pursue all criminal matters that occur inside the prison system, no matter the source,” said Executive Director Dean Williams. “Our IG’s Office helps us ensure our internal house is in order, and that our facilities are kept safe by rooting out any alleged illegal activity. I am very proud of the work our staff did to bring this case forward."