Even though Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed legislation that would have made possessing cell phones in prison a misdemeanor doesn’t mean that smuggling drugs AND cell phones is legal. A Salinas prison guard learned that the hard way.

From the Mercury News:

Working with the state department of corrections, Santa Clara County Sheriff’s detectives arrested a prison guard in Salinas in connection with smuggling drugs and cell phones to inmates in return for thick wads of cash.

This is the second time this month that a local peace officer has been arrested on criminal charges.

Sgt. Rick Sung, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office, say members of the special operations division arrested 38-year-old Sergio Javier Noguera of Salinas late Tuesday night in Gilroy. He is being held in the Santa Clara County jail on $130,000 bail.

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