Ex-Santa Fe corrections officer gets probation in drug case

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former corrections officer in New Mexico has been sentenced to three years of probation in a drug trafficking case.

Prosecutors say 21-year-old Edward Owens, of Santa Fe, was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Albuquerque.

He was accused of participating in a conspiracy to distribute Buprenorphine — more commonly known as “Suboxone” — in August 2014 while he was a corrections officer at the Santa Fe County Adult Correctional Facility.

Owens allegedly agreed to smuggle 47 sublingual Suboxone strips into the jail in exchange for payment from an inmate.

Owens was taken into custody in February 2015 after being indicted in the case.

The inmate involved also was charged and was sentenced last October to 366 days in federal prison.

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