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Former NJ corrections officer sentenced for smuggling in drugs

Posted: 10:27 PM, Feb 07, 2020
Updated: 2020-02-07 22:27:21-05
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A former New Jersey corrections officer who smuggled in drugs to a state prison inmate in return for money will now serve time behind bars.

Roberto Reyes-Jackson received a four-year sentence on Friday. The 31-year-old Irvington man also forfeited his job and is barred from holding public employment in New Jersey.

Reyes-Jackson pleaded guilty last October to conspiracy to commit official misconduct.

He worked at the Northern State Prison in Newark and smuggled wax folds of fentanyl and cannabis to the inmate.

The inmate's girlfriend paid Reyes-Jackson several hundred dollars in bribes.

The inmate and his girlfriend have both pleaded guilty and await sentencing.