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Roanoke detention center deputy terminated for distributing narcotics to inmate, authorities say

A Roanoke deputy has been terminated following charges of distributing narcotics to at least one inmate, among other charges, according to a release from the city’s sheriff’s office on Tuesday.

Jonathan Hildalgo was terminated on Tuesday and has been charged with the following:

  • Attempt to deliver narcotics to prisoner
  • Delivery of narcotics to prisoner
  • Two counts of Bribery in correctional facilities

A grand jury was presented with evidence and a direct indictment was brought against Hildalgo for the charges. The investigation was conducted by the Roanoke Sheriff’s Office, the Roanoke City Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and Virginia State Police.

Hildalgo joined the agency on July 2, 2019 and has been suspended without pay since Jan. 13. He was terminated Tuesday after warrants were served, according to the sheriff’s office.

You can find the full release from the sheriff’s office below:

Source: WSLS News 10

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