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Ex-prison guard pleads guilty to smuggling

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NEW ORLEANS (KNOE 8 News/AP) - A former Orleans Parish Prison guard has pleaded guilty to smuggling cellphones and marijuana into the jail six years ago.

28-year-old Tyrell Sutherland entered his plea Wednesday.

Sutherland faces up to five years in prison after being convicted of felony conspiracy to provide contraband into a prison.

Federal prosecutors say he brought the illicit items to prisoners three times for $200 or $300 per delivery.

U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr. will sentence Sutherland on Sept. 17.

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