Corrections officers may have let drugs slide

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (KRQE) – There’s a big investigation going on at the Sierra County Detention Center after allegations corrections officers were turning a blind eye to illegal activity by inmates.

A search of the lockup in Truth or Consequences turned up a significant amount of contraband, including drugs.

The sheriff’s office was called in to investigate after a number of inmate disturbances and allegations the incidents were allowed to occur by officers without consequences.

At this point, one corrections officer has been cited after being found with a switchblade which is a violation of the rules.

The sheriff’s department says the investigation is ongoing and more charges or citations could be coming. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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