COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A former El Paso County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to six years in prison for smuggling methamphetamine into jail by having it hidden in food.
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The Colorado Springs Gazette reports former El Paso County sheriff’s deputy Steven D’Agostino was sentenced Wednesday. Investigators say the 35-year-old picked up drugs from inmates’ associates and then distributed the contraband at the jail.READ MORE: Businesses Continue To Be Impacted By Cameron Peak Fire More Than A Year Later
The day D’Agostino was arrested, a woman dropped off a chicken meal from KFC for the deputy, and investigators found a balloon containing 7.5 grams of methamphetamine in the mashed potatoes.MORE NEWS: Fish Count In Poudre River 1 Year After Destructive Cameron Peak Fire Brings 'Shocking' News
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