TYLER (CBS) - A 39-year-old Tyler, Texas former sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to federal prison for drug trafficking violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Kimbrick Bernard Jones pleaded guilty on Oct. 8, 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 and was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison on Mar. 25, 2014 by U.S. District Judge Leonard E. Davis.
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.
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.