New details released in Cameron County detention officer accused of smuggling drugs

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A 19-year-old Cameron County detention officer faces two possession charges after suspected narcotics were found in her vehicle on Monday, according to an arrest report obtained by Channel 5 News.

Juliet Gallardo, a detention officer with the Carrizales-Rucker Detention Center, was arrested by Cameron County investigators who responded to a “complain” that a detention officer was possibly introducing narcotics into the jail facility.

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“Further investigation revealed that Gallardo had inside her vehicle a felony amount of a white powdery substance with the characteristics of cocaine, and misdemeanor amount of a green leafy substance,” the arrest report states. “Gallardo was [immediately] taken into custody and charged with Possession of a controlled substance and also possession of marihuana.”

Gallardo was transported to and booked at the Carrizalez-Rucker Detention Center pending further disposition, the arrest report stated.


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