Former Chesapeake inmate pleads guilty to bribing deputy

Posted at 5:29 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 05:30:08-04

NORFOLK, Va. – A former inmate of the Chesapeake City Jail pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to bribe a Chesapeake Sheriff’s Deputy to smuggle contraband.

This included bringing cocaine and heroin into the Chesapeake City Jail.

Court documents say that 34-year-old Jermarrieo Stigger paid Jenis Leroy Plummer to use his official position as Chesapeake Sheriff’s Deputy to smuggle heroin, cocaine, cell phones, e-cigarettes and other contraband into the Chesapeake City Jail.

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

On numerous occasions throughout the conspiracy, records say Stigger arranged for Plummer to meet his girlfriend at various locations in Hampton Roads to pick up the contraband. At these meetings, Stigger’s girlfriend gave Plummer the illicit contraband in blue latex gloves. Plummer then smuggled the contraband into the jail and delivered the items to the inmate. In exchange for using his official position, Stigger’s girlfriend paid Plummer with cash, via CashApp, and via PayPal.

Stigger pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit extortion under color of official right, and he faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison when sentenced on June 18, 2020. Deputy Plummer previously pleaded guilty to the same charge.