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Jail supervisor, National Guardsman sentenced to 20 months in BGF case
Jail supervisor, National Guardsman sentenced to 20 months in BGF case

When his National Guard company deployed to Afghanistan in 2013, Derrick Jones could have retired. Instead, the 23-year veteran went to the war zone to "see that the mission was a complete success," according to one of his supervisors. But his deployment was cut short when he was flown back to face criminal charges. While he was overseas, federal authorities finished an investigation into widespread corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center, where Jones worked as a K-9 officer, and he was charged with smuggling drugs and cellphones for inmates. On Friday, Jones, 41, was sentenced to 20 months in federal prison in what his attorney called a "heartbreaking fall from...

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