Texas police deputy jailed for delivering ‘heroin tacos’ to prison

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, May 20, 2011 15:02 EDT
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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.

Falcon intially denied knowledge of the drugs, according to The San Antonio Express News, but admitted ownership on Thursday and accepted a plea deal.

Image credit: Bexar County Sheriff’s Dept.

(h/t KSAT.com)

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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