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.

Steven D’Agostino (credit: Colorado Springs Police)

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.

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.

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