BOULDER — A former Boulder County sheriff's deputy accused of plotting to smuggle marijuana edibles and chewing tobacco into the jail has been sentenced to a year and a half of probation.
The Daily Camera reports 33-year-old Tyler Mason was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor count of official misconduct. As part of a plea deal, prosecutors dropped two felony counts of conspiring to introduce contraband.
The sheriff's department says Mason agreed to smuggle tobacco and edibles to an inmate while Mason was a deputy. Undercover investigators saw a Longmont woman give Mason $160 to buy the contraband on Sept. 28.
Mason, who was a childhood friend of the inmate, was experiencing financial hardship and agreed to smuggle the contraband for money.
The deputy was fired Oct. 12.