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Guard Charged With Smuggling Heroin Into Prison

BOSTON — A guard at MCI-Norfolk has been charged with smuggling heroin into the prison, with intent to distribute. Acting on a tip from another guard at the jail that someone was selling heroin to inmates, the FBI set up a sting. An undercover agent met with guard Ronald McGinn Jr., who said he wanted $2,500 to smuggle the drug into MCI-Norfolk.

In court documents, agents say McGinn — of Bridgewater — also talked about bringing heroin into the prison in the past.

Prosecutors say when McGinn was arrested Tuesday he had 28 grams of heroin in his possession. The Department of Correction said McGinn has been placed on leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

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