Marijuana-, tobacco-smuggling guard gets 20 months in prison

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A former Montana State Prison guard who pleaded guilty to smuggling marijuana and tobacco to inmates has been sentenced to 20 months in federal prison.

U.S. District Judge Sam Haddon sentenced 25-year-old Martin Reap of Deer Lodge on Tuesday. His prison sentence will be followed by five years of supervised release.

Reap acknowledged receiving about $6,400 for smuggling contraband into the prison 20 times over the course of about a year, beginning in February 2015.

Reap’s plea agreement called for dismissing charges of drug conspiracy, possession and distribution.