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Ex-Wake jail officer pleads guilty to selling drugs to inmates

Posted August 21
Updated August 31

Andrew Richard Byrd, 25, of Apex, was arrested while at work on July 28.

— A former employee of the Wake County Detention Center was sentenced to prison Thursday for selling drugs to inmates.

Andrew Richard Byrd, 25, of Apex, was arrested while at work on July 28. He pleaded guilty to providing controlled substances to inmates, possession of controlled substances in a jail or prison and conspiracy to sell or deliver heroin. He was sentenced to three consecutive prison sentences of six to 17 months each, followed by two years on probation.

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  • Tammy Nowell Aug 22, 8:28 a.m.
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    I worked there and you don't trust an inmate. I don't care what they say, they all will nark.. Even if it benefits them, they n ark. I would hate to think I was gonna have live on the other side if those doors. Nothing's worth that! Stupid!

  • Jeffrey Derry Aug 21, 10:55 a.m.
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    Not good

  • Brian Tucker Aug 21, 7:25 a.m.
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    Yet so young, had a decent job and now all that's gone away with a record .... way to go !

  • Joey Cuddington Aug 21, 7:12 a.m.
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    If he is found guilty, I hope they make an example out of him....