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Ex-guard charged with giving inmate drugs, weapon

Posted October 25, 2009

— A former Wake County detention officer faces more than two dozen charges stemming from accusations that he sold drugs and gave a deadly weapon to an inmate.

Arrest warrants say that Timothy Maurice Bullock, 26, sold marijuana and gave a knife to Marcus Covington, who was an inmate in the Wake County Jail. The offenses occurred in April and May.

The warrants also say that Bullock conspired with Tonya Bridges to deliver the drugs.

Bullock, of 701 S. Main St. in Holly Springs, resigned in April from his position as a detention officer with the Wake County Sheriff's Office, said Richard Johnson, chief of operations for the sheriff's office. He later moved to Florida.

Johnson said that Bridges was not an employee of the sheriff's office. He declined to discuss  her role in the case.

Bullock was arrested Friday on eight counts of providing drugs to an inmate and six counts each of selling or delivering marijuana, conspiring to sell or deliver marijuana and possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute.

He was being held in the Wake County Jail Sunday under a $100,000 secured bond. His first court appearance was set for Monday.


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  • 8675309-9 Oct 27, 2009

    that sucks, went to high school with him

  • thebull271 Oct 26, 2009

    Timmy, come on man be smart!!!!

  • shm Oct 26, 2009

    Not a suprise, happens all the time in the DOC.

  • salphin Oct 26, 2009

    I'm not surprised on bit.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Oct 26, 2009

    "Ex-guard charged with giving inmate drugs, weapon"

    In exchange for what.....

  • mrduright Oct 26, 2009

    @ jesmyopinion

    Are you speaking in code!!!

  • Just the facts mam Oct 26, 2009

    A good man is hard to find in some cultures.

  • djcgriffin Oct 26, 2009

    Stupidest man on the planet. Why would he not think that he would get caught?