RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former inmate at the Federal Correctional Complex in Petersburg has been convicted for his role in a conspiracy to smuggle heroin into the prison.
A federal court jury in Richmond convicted 57-year-old Walter Brooks of Washington, D.C., on Thursday.
Brooks’ sentencing is set for Aug. 9.
Court records show in 2008 Brooks recruited correctional officer Keif Jackson to smuggle heroin to him in the prison. Jackson contacted Brooks’ acquaintances and arranged the delivery of the drug. After Brooks was released in December 2010, he began to supply heroin to Jackson for smuggling into the prison.
Jackson pleaded guilty last month to conspiracy to distribute heroin and is set for sentencing on July 18.
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