Wake County sheriff's deputies arrested a Raleigh man Tuesday on charges that he was able to get a prescription addiction-treatment drug to a county detention center inmate several times this month.
Theodore Burns Amundsen, 45, was being held in lieu of $1.5 million bail after being arrested at an apartment where he lives in the 2300 block of Centennial Ridge Way, off Tryon Road in south Raleigh.
According to charges in a warrant that Investigator S.T. Menzies swore out earlier in the day, Amunsen got the drug, Suboxone, into the Wake County Detention Center on Hammond Road and gave it to Darian Barbara Janus, 22.
Janus was charged July 17 with a probation violation and is being held on $510,000 bail. She had been convicted June 15 of embezzlement and put on probation for 18 months.
The charges against Amundsen said he began getting suboxone into the facility on July 31.
The sheriff’s declined to discuss how investigators believe the drug was coming into the detention center, saying the investigation in the case was continuing.
Suboxone is one of the brand names of buprenorphine.
The U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration says buprenorphine is used to help people who are trying to break an addiction to heroin or opioid drugs, such as pain-killers.