D.C.

Jonathan Womble sentenced to three years

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A former corrections officer at the D.C. Jail has been sentenced to just over three years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery for accepting money to smuggle contraband into the facility.

Thirty-seven-year-old Jonathan Womble was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Washington.

According to government evidence, Womble met with a conspirator in January and received a bag containing suspected marijuana and heroin, a cellphone and charger, and $400 in cash. Prosecutors say the cash was payment for smuggling the items into the jail for an inmate.

In February, multiple bags of drugs were found in Womble's locker. Prosecutors say Womble is among four corrections employees convicted of bribery since December 2012.

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