WILSONVILLE - The Oregon State Police arrested two former maintenance workers accused of trading drugs or illegal contraband to female inmates in exchange for sexual favors.

Lt. Gregg Hastings said Monday that 37-year-old Richard Rick of Beaverton and 34-year-old Troy Austin of St. Paul had maintenance jobs that placed them in contact with inmates at the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility, a women's prison in Wilsonville.

The investigation started in November, when heroin was found in an inmate's cell.

Austin is charged with custodial sexual misconduct. Rick is accused of supplying contraband, custodial sexual misconduct and unlawful delivery of heroin and meth.

Both men have been lodged in the Washington County Jail.

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