Cocaine found in corrections officer’s car at Williamson Co. Jail

Richard Acuna, Jr. (Williamson County Jail Photo)
Richard Acuna, Jr. (Williamson County Jail Photo)

GEORGETOWN, Texas (KXAN) — A correctional officer at the Williamson County Jail was arrested Tuesday and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, according to Sheriff Robert Chody.

During an open-air search, K9 Nemo positively alerted deputies to substances inside a vehicle belonging to Richard Acuna, Jr., 47, parked at the County Jail’s public parking garage. When deputies searched the vehicle, they found between four and 200 grams of cocaine inside.

K9 Nemo (Williamson County Sheriff's Office Photo)
K9 Nemo (Williamson County Sheriff’s Office Photo)

Sheriff Chody tweeted, “One bad apple doesn’t reflect all of us at WilCo. If you can’t serve with honor you need not apply. We hold you accountable.” The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office says Acuna has been employed with its agency since January of this year. The investigation into the corrections officer is ongoing.

In March, another Williamson County corrections officer was fired after showing up to work drunk.

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