Boren sentenced to 35 years for role in jail drug ring

Friday, March 4, 2016

A former inmate at the Carroll County Detention Center was sentenced to 35 years in prison Monday after pleading guilty to 18 felony counts for his role in smuggling drugs into the jail.

Carroll County Circuit Judge Scott Jackson sentenced Brock Boren to 35 years, with 18 years suspended. In an agreement with prosecutors, Boren pleaded guilty to three counts each of Furnishing, Processing or Using Prohibited Articles, a Class B felony; Conduct Constituting Conspiracy, a Class A felony; Use of a Communication Device, a Class C felony; Delivery of a Schedule IV or V Controlled Substance, a Class D felony; Possession of Controlled Substance Schedule IV or V, a Class D felony; and Continuing Criminal Enterprise, a Class Y felony.

Upon release, Boren will be under supervision of Probation and Parole for the remainder of his suspended sentence.

Boren was among six people who were arrested after an internal investigation into contraband being introduced into the jail in September 2015. Four of those arrested were inmates in the facility.

"We believe Brock Boren was the ringleader of this group, conspiring to bring illegal drugs into the jail," Carroll County Sheriff Randy Mayfield said in a press release after Boren's sentencing. "My investigators presented such a strong case that Boren chose to plead guilty rather than face a jury. We look forward to justice being served with the remainder of those accused along with Boren. This conviction should serve as a warning to anyone thinking of being contraband into the Carroll County Detention Center."

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