A former corrections officer working in MCI-Norfolk was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in federal prison for trying to smuggle heroin into the prison for inmates.

Ronald P. McGinn, 40, of Bridgewater, also faces two years of supervised release. He was arrested in April for possession of 29 grams of heroin, which he was bringing to MCI-Norfolk for money, federal officails said.

“In a consensually recorded meeting with an undercover agent, as well as in several text messages between the two, McGinn outlined the amounts he would smuggle into the prison as well as the fee he would charge to do so,” federal officials said in a statement. “During the meeting, McGinn also discussed his prior success in smuggling items into the prison.”

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Richard DesLauriers, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement. The FBI investigated the case in cooperation with the Massachusetts Department Correction.

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