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Detention officer accused of delivering tobacco, prescription drugs to inmates

Posted: 10:56 AM, Jul 24, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-24 11:56:13-04
Detention officer accused of delivering tobacco, prescription drugs to inmates

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Okla. -- A Cherokee County Sheriff's Office detention officer was arrested Monday after he was accused of delivering tobacco and prescription narcotics to inmates at the Cherokee County Detention Center.

Rickey Martinez, 30, was arrested after investigators reviewed inmate telephone calls and surveillance recordings. 

Officials said Martinez admitted to supplying several inmates with tobacco and admitted to being paid to do so by the inmates spouses'.

Martinez was employed by the jail for about four months. 

Officials said the investigation is still ongoing, and additional people could be charged.

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