A 33-year-old Durango man was sentenced Friday to two years probation for smuggling heroin into the La Plata County Jail in November.
Aaron Claycomb pleaded guilty to introducing contraband drugs, a Class 4 felony. The event on Nov. 3 or Nov. 4, 2017, implicated more than 10 inmates, many of whom became ill because of the drug.
Inmates who used the drug were put on a disciplinary process, which included urine analysis and revocation of earned time.
La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith said in a previous interview that it is a constant battle not just for the La Plata County Jail but for detention facilities across the country to stop contraband drugs from being introduced into jails.
Claycomb was also accepted into La Plata County Drug Court, a program that tries to break the cycle of drug abuse through counseling and treatment.