El Paso County Sheriff's deputy arrested for trying to bring drugs into the jail

Deputy Steven D’Agostino Mug courtesy: EPCSO Background image: MGN

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - 11 News has learned an El Paso County Sheriff's deputy has been arrested for trying to bring drugs into the jail during his shift.

Steven D'Agostino was booked into the El Paso County jail where he works. He's also charged with drug charges and official misconduct charges. Introducing contraband in the first degree is a Felony 4 charge. 11 News learned of his arrest Tuesday night.

According to the sheriff's office, D'Agostino has been employed with the Sheriff's Office since March 20, 2013, and was assigned to Floor Security at the Criminal Justice Center Jail.

D'Agostino will not be put in the general population he was guarding, he is expected to be segregated for his own protection.

He has been placed on leave without pay, pending termination.