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December 30, 2011 > Burrito leads to jail lockdown in NM

Burrito leads to jail lockdown in NM

Submitted By AP Wire Service

LOS LUNAS, N.M. (AP), Nov 30 - The 160 inmates at New Mexico's Valencia County Detention Center were told to get in their cells and remain there. A lockdown order that began Monday wasn't over a gun, or a hostage situation or an escape.

It was all because of a burrito.

KOAT-TV ( reports a guard smuggled in a tortilla wrapped surprise for an inmate and the prisoner was caught in the act of chowing down.

Warden Joe Chavez says in 20 plus years, it's the first time the facility has been locked down over a burrito.

Prison authorities even speculated whether the guard and inmate were experimenting with attempting to use a burrito to smuggle in contraband, but nothing much was found except the usual stuff found in a burrito.

The lockdown was expected to be lifted Wednesday. The guard has since been fired.

Information from: KOAT-TV,

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