A Texas police officer pleaded guilty Thursday charges that will garner him a 6-year prison sentence for attempting to give a prisoner a cache of heroin concealed in a delivery of tacos.
The investigation into Robert Falcon, 48, of the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department ended with a sting operation that found him in possession of a heroin-substitute he believed to be the actual drug.
Officers were tipped off to Falcon’s activities last June, after discovering a note in a prisoner’s cell that outlined a plan to smuggle heroin into the correctional facility. Falcon’s address was reportedly on the note.
Officers dropped off a cache of fake drugs, money and taco ingredients at Falcon’s house, then observed as he took the fake heroin to the jail, wrapped up inside the food.
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