Corrections deputy accused of smuggling contraband to inmate


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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