Corrections Officer Charged With Using Burrito To Smuggle Narcotics Into Colorado Prison

A corrections officer used a burrito to smuggle narcotics into a Colorado prison, according to investigators who have charged the suspect with multiple felonies.

Acting on information from three inmates who reported that drugs were being brought into the Buena Vista Correctional Facility by a specific employee, officials last week confronted Trevor Martineau, 27, who began working for the state Department of Corrections last August.

During questioning, Martineau reportedly confessed to having narcotics in his lunch box. Upon opening the box, an investigator “discovered a large burrito inside” with a “plastic baggie sticking out” of one end.

According to a probable cause affidavit, the baggie contained several items wrapped in plastic, including 91 grams of methamphetamine, 26 grams of heroin, marijuana wax, and 46 strips of Suboxone, which is used to treat opioid dependence. The bag also contained six thumb drives.

Pictured above, Martineau told an investigator that he was paid $1000 for "picking up the narcotics." The affidavit does not identify who paid Martineau, or to whom the contraband was to be delivered.

Martineau, who was fired after his arrest, has been charged with multiple felony counts in connection with the alleged smuggling scheme. Locked up in the Chaffee County jail, Martineau is scheduled for a July 17 court hearing.