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Corrections officer sentenced for drugs

CHARLESTON (AP) — A former West Virginia correctional officer has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison in a scheme to smuggle methamphetamine into jail.

John Edward Roach II was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Charleston for possession with intent to distribute meth.

Court records show an inmate asked Roach to use his position as a corrections officer to smuggle meth into the South Central Regional Jail in Charleston. Roach was paid $2,000 and given 4 ounces of meth by an undercover agent posing as a drug trafficker.

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