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Ex-guard charged with giving inmate drugs, weapon

Posted October 25, 2009 11:15 a.m. EDT
Updated October 25, 2009 11:19 a.m. EDT

— 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.