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Arizona county officer accused in smuggling case

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Pima County Sheriff’s Department has arrested one of
its own.

The department said corrections officer Arturo Martinez was accused of smuggling
a cellphone, a solar phone charger and other contraband into the county jail.

Martinez, 32, faced five counts of promoting prison contraband as a
result of what the department said was an ongoing long-term investigation.

According to the department, two inmates also have been arrested in the case
and accused of promoting prison contraband.

The department said more arrests are possible.


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