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A man who worked as a guard at a California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facility in Lancaster pleaded no contest Tuesday to bringing contraband into the prison.

Andre Pierre Scott, who also admitted that the crime was committed for the benefit of a criminal street gang, was immediately sentenced to four years in state prison and waived credit for two years he has already spent behind bars.

Scott, 43, distributed contraband, such as phones, heroin and marijuana, at the prison in 2012 and 2013, according to Deputy District Attorney Craig Kleffman. The contraband was either smuggled in by Scott or thrown over a prison fence by civilians and then distributed by Scott, according to the prosecutor.

The case stemmed from an investigation by the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau.

City News Service

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