North Carolina jail guard charged with distributing drugs

RALEIGH (AP) – A jail guard in North Carolina has been charged with giving an inmate heroin and medicine used to treat opioid addiction.

Local media outlets reported that arrest warrants filed Monday show that 25-year-old Andrew Richard Byrd of Apex has been charged with two felony counts of providing drugs to an inmate, and several other charges dealing with controlled drugs.

Byrd worked as a detention officer at the Wake County jail in Raleigh.

Sheriff’s investigators say the offenses happened in late July and last Wednesday.

It was not known if Byrd has an attorney yet.

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