A Nova Scotia sheriff’s deputy accused of smuggling drugs into jail was arrested Sunday evening for breaching his release conditions.

Tyrone David, 41, arrived at his home on St. Margret’s Bay Road in Lakeside about 30 minutes after his curfew, said RCMP spokesman Cpl. Scott MacRae.

“The officers made a patrol to his residence and Mr. David wasn’t home. A short time later ... he came home and was arrested,” said MacRae.

Under the conditions of his bail, David is to remain in his residence between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

David was a provincial deputy sheriff in October 2009 when he was arrested after investigators said they observed an alleged drug transaction.

Kathleen Kierans, noted at the time as the girlfriend of infamous criminal Jimmy Melvin Jr., was also arrested and charged.

Police said Kierans allegedly handed off drugs to David in the parking lot of a strip mall on Pleasant Street in Dartmouth.

David is facing three counts of conspiring to commit an indictable offence, three trafficking charges, 12 charges of possession for the purpose of trafficking, one breach of trust of a public officer and one charge of bribery of an officer.