- Associated Press - Thursday, July 9, 2020

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) - A former sheriff’s deputy in West Virginia has been sentenced to nearly six years in federal prison for heroin distribution.

Timothy Rock, 42, of Clarksburg, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Clarksburg.

Prosecutors said the former Harrison County sheriff’s deputy distributed heroin to confidential informants in 2016. According to evidence presented at trial, Rock acquired the heroin from evidence lockers at a now-defunct street crimes and drug unit at the sheriff’s office.

The sentence will run concurrently to a two-to-15-year sentence imposed in state court last year for falsifying documentation of payments made to confidential informants.

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