Detention Officer Arrested After Hiding Drugs In Burrito

This is the second detention officer arrested in Tulsa this month.

Kevin Mayo, a detention officer in the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office, was arrested last week after allegedly attempting to hide drugs inside a burrito. The charges against him include possession of contraband in a jail, conspiracy to commit a felony, possession of methamphetamine, possession of a schedule II drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to Fox23.

Mayo was questioned after receiving a tip that he may be smuggling drugs. A search of his backpack allegedly revealed more than four grams of marijuana, hydrocodone, and two grams of meth wrapped in a burrito. A cell phone was found in his sock, which Mayo later allegedly admitted he was going to give to an inmate.

Although technically a civilian, Mayo had been employed as an officer since March of this year. He had gone through a background check to acquire that position. Until an investigation is completed, Mayo has been placed on unpaid administrative leave.

This is the second issue with a detention officer the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office have faced this month. Rickardo Williams was arrested the previous Friday on accusations of sexual battery.

[Photo: Tulsa Police]

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