ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — A former deputy with the Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office has pled guilty to delivering narcotics to prisoners.

Earlier this year, the sheriff’s office announced that former Deputy Jonathan Hildalgo was suspended in January 2023 when potential misconduct was discovered at the Roanoke Detention Center.

Just two months later, a grand jury indicted Hildalgo on the following charges:

  • Attempt to deliver narcotics to a prisoner
  • Delivery of narcotics to prisoner
  • Two counts of Bribery in a correctional facility

As we previously reported, Hildalgo joined the Roanoke City Sheriff’s Office in July of 2019. However, after warrants were served in March, he was fired.

According to court documents, his next court date is in February 2024.