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Corrections Deputy Accused Of Smuggling Items To Inmates

BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) – A veteran Whatcom County corrections deputy is suspected of smuggling contraband items, including marijuana edibles, to a female inmate at the Whatcom County Jail’s Work Center.

Corrections Deputy Christopher Baetz was booked into Skagit County Jail Monday on suspicion of second-degree introducing contraband into a correction facility.

That’s according to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office.

Corrections deputies at the Work Center on Sunday learned that a female inmate had a cell phone, headphones, a phone charger, vaping materials and marijuana edibles in her dormitory.

Deputies found the contraband had been smuggled in by a corrections deputy.

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