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Mohave County detention officer accused of bringing heroin into jail

Posted at 4:27 PM, Nov 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-06 19:32:12-05

A Mohave County detention officer is accused of bringing heroin into the jail.

Mohave County Sheriff’s deputies arrested 24-year-old Ashley Desiree Aquino, of Bullhead City, for promoting prison contraband. 

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The Mohave Area General Narcotics Enforcement team received information that a detention officer at the Mohave County Adult Detention facility was bringing heroin in to the facility. Around 5:30 p.m. Monday, MAGNET detectives and Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Deputies detained Aquino for questioning, where she admitted to bringing heroin and other contraband to inmates at the facility. 

Searches were conducted by staff and it was determined that the heroin had been disposed of before the searches began, however other nuisance contraband was located.

Sheriff Doug Schuster stated that he was surprised by the actions of Aquino.

“I hold all of my personal accountable to their Oath of Office and will ensure that every measure is taken to fully prosecute Aquino for her actions,” he said in a statement.