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      Suspected of Smuggling Drugs to Inmates, Merced Jail Cook Arrested

      A cook at a Merced county correctional center is behind bars himself.

      He's accused of smuggling marijuana and cell phones to inmates.

      It was a 2 month investigation.

      Detectives arrested 57 year old David Mace.

      He works at the John Latorocca correctional center just outside Merced.

      He was arrested at his home in Chowchilla Thursday afternoon.

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