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Woman pleads guilty to conspiracy to distribute Suboxone

Brittany Danielle Hose faces up to five years in prison for conspiring to smuggle drugs into the Washington County Detention Center

April 10, 2012|By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com

A woman accused last year of conspiring with an inmate and a correctional deputy to smuggle drugs into the Washington County Detention Center pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to conspiracy to distribute Suboxone.

Brittany Danielle Hose, 25, of 1166 Corbett St., Hagerstown, faces up to five years in prison on the charge. Judge M. Kenneth Long Jr. deferred sentencing until a later date.

Hose also pleaded guilty to an unrelated theft charge.

Charges of possession of Suboxone, two counts of conspiracy to deliver drugs to a person in confinement and another count of conspiracy to distribute Suboxone charge were dismissed as part of the plea agreement, according to court records.

Hose conspired with inmate Ronald Eugene Wilson II and former Deputy Leslie A. Martin Jr. to bring Suboxone — a drug used to treat opiate addiction — into the jail, Assistant State’s Attorney Viki Pualer told Long.

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Wilson’s calls from the center to Hose in early November 2011 were monitored, and Hose’s cellphone records showed she had been in communication with Martin, Pauler said.

Martin was searched when he arrived at the center for work on Nov. 5 and was found to have “two units of Suboxone” on him, Pauler told Long.

Martin pleaded guilty to distribution of Suboxone in March and is awaiting sentencing, court records said.

Wilson is awaiting trial on related drug distribution and conspiracy charges, as is another inmate accused of taking part in the conspiracy, Robert Daniel Hilliard Jr.

Hilliard was in court Tuesday on an unrelated charge. He pleaded guilty in a 2011 vehicular manslaughter case and was sentenced to 30 months in prison, court records said.

He is scheduled to appear in court April 30 on the drug charges, the records said.

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