Colorado Sheriff’s Deputy Accused of Smuggling Pot Edibles into County Jail Sentenced to Probation – News

A Colorado cop accused of smuggling marijuana edibles into a local jail will avoid being sent to jail after agreeing to a plea deal. Last September, an inmate at Boulder County Jail told officials that a local sheriff’s deputy had agreed to bring cannabis edibles and chewing tobacco to a fellow inmate. Police officials said that the deputy in question, Tyler Mason, was motivated by “financial hardship” as well as the fact that he and the inmate were childhood friends.

On September 28th of last year, police conducted a sting operation in which undercover cops observed Mason accepting $160 in order to purchase the contraband. Police seized the cash from his vehicle the next day, and booked him with felony charges of conspiracy to introduce contraband in the first and second degree and a misdemeanor charge of official misconduct. Mason was also fired from his position as deputy.

Boulder County Jail Commander Ron Kaundart said that while smuggling tobacco into jail was a common occurrence, this was the first time someone was busted for bringing pot edibles into the jail.

“Tobacco is legal, of course, but it’s still contraband in the jail,” he said. “A lot of times,…

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