Prison Guard Arrested on Drug Charges

A Detention Center guard is in jail tonight on five charges related to smuggling drugs to inmates.

Thirty-six-year-old Julian Patrick Garcia was fired and is now being held at the Curry County Detention Center for smuggling marijuana, two rocks of cocaine, and a pipe in to the jail.

Sheriff's officials say they caught Garcia after intercepting a call from an inmate.

Garcia had been employed at the jail for less than a month.