A former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy who was believed to be trying to smuggle heroin, stuffed inside a burrito, into a courthouse jail was sentenced Monday to two years in jail.
Henry Marin, once featured on a reality television show focusing on prospective sheriff's recruits, said nothing as a courtroom deputy handcuffed him and led him away to the type of cell he was once responsible for guarding.
Marin, 27, was caught in a sting set up by a sheriff's task force that aims to combat smuggling by corrupt deputies and other sheriff's employees who have helped fuel a lucrative drug trade behind bars.
As undercover sheriff's investigators watched, Marin accepted a bean-and-cheese burrito with 24 grams of black tar heroin for an inmate at the Los Angeles Airport courthouse, where Marin worked. Marin later told investigators that he intended to give the burrito to the inmate after checking the package and didn't know there were drugs inside.