Former Smith Co. deputy sentenced to 6 years in prison for drug trafficking
POSTED: Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - 10:03am
UPDATED: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 12:06pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — A former Smith County deputy has been sentenced to six years in prison for drug trafficking.
Kimbrick Bernard Jones, 39, pleaded guilty on August 6, 2013, to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine and less than 28 grams of crack cocaine. He accepted a plea deal on October 8, 2013.
According to information presented in court, from 2012 up until July 10, 2013, Jones, who had been employed by the Smith County Sheriff’s Office for about 10 years, admitted to having distributed over 50 grams of methamphetamine and less than 28 grams of crack cocaine while on duty as a Smith County Deputy Sheriff. Jones was indicted by a federal grand jury on July 25, 2013. His initial arrest was caught on camera by the Smith County Sheriff's Office.
This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Smith County Sheriff’s Office and the Texas Rangers and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Richard Moore and Jim Middleton.