REEVES COUNTY, Texas - Two prison guards in Reeves County have been charged with smuggling cell phones and contraband to an inmate.
19-year-old Eduardo Garcia and 22-year-old Armando Valdivia, both of El Paso, have been charged with one count of providing contraband in prison. The two were arrested on March 18, says the U.S. Attorney's office.
Court documents allege that from August to September 2020, Garcia and Valdivia smuggled multiple cell phones to an inmate inside the Reeves County Detention Center.
Garcia and Valdivia now face up to one year in federal prison and a fine of up to $100,000 if convicted.
The two guards, both from El Paso, now face up to one year in federal prison and a fine of up to $100,000 if convicted.
A personal recognizance bond was set for Garcia, who is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on March 24. Valdivia remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court on March 22, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.