Former Harrison County deputy sentenced for heroin distribution

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A former Harrison County Sheriff’s deputy was sentenced Wednesday to more than four years in prison for distributing heroin.

Timothy Rock, of Clarksburg, was found guilty in November on four counts of distribution of heroin. U.S. District Judge Irene M. Keeley sentenced Rock to 58 months and seven days in prison.

Three confidential informants testified Rock gave them heroin by allowing them to keep a portion of drugs purchased in transactions monitored by law enforcement. One batch of heroin came from the evidence lockers of the former Street Crimes and Drug Unit of the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office.

Evidence also indicted Rock falsified sheriff’s department and court records to hide his efforts. He also violated rules about managing informants, tracking government funds, securing evidence and ensuring officer safety.

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