Former Chesapeake City Jail inmate sentenced to 2 years for bribing sheriff's deputy

Posted at 9:15 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 21:15:57-04

NORFOLK, Va. – A former inmate of the Chesapeake City Jail was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in prison for conspiring to bribe a Chesapeake Sheriff’s Office deputy to smuggle contraband, including cocaine and heroin, into the jail.

Court documents say 35-year-old Jermarrieo Stigger paid Jenis Leroy Plummer to use Plummer's official position as Chesapeake sheriff’s deputy to smuggle heroin, cocaine, cellphones, e-cigarettes and other contraband into the Chesapeake City Jail.

From July 2017 through December 2018, records say Stigger knowingly and intentionally conspired with Plummer to engage in this scheme.

On multiple occasions throughout the conspiracy, Stigger arranged for Plummer to meet Stigger's girlfriend at different locations throughout Hampton Roads to pPlummer was sentenced to serve 30 monthsick up the contraband. At these meetings, Stigger’s girlfriend gave Plummer the icontraband in blue latex gloves.

Documents say Plummer then smuggled the contraband into the jail and delivered the items to Stigger. In exchange for using his official position, Stigger’s girlfriend paid Plummer with cash via CashApp and PayPal.

Stigger pleaded guilty to bribery earlier this year.

Last year, Plummer was sentenced to serve 30 months for his role in this scheme.

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