Washington County VA

UPDATE: Former SW Virginia Jail guard, partner get jail time in corruption case

Two men convicted of smuggling contraband into the Southwest Virginia Regional Jail in Abingdon have both received jail time following hearings in federal court.

Robert Lewis Jones, 25, of Lebanon, Virginia, who worked with jail guard Justin Andrew Brown to smuggle in tobacco, narcotics and nude photos of an inmate's girlfriend in 2015 pleaded guilty in August on corruption charges.

Jones received a year in prison while Brown was sentenced to 6 months in jail, according to court records. 


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