5 officers in New Jersey plead guilty to drug-related counts

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Five sheriff’s officers in New Jersey have pleaded guilty to drug-related charges. Authorities say four guards at the Morris County jail engaged in an ongoing conspiracy to purchase cocaine for their personal use. Two of them also participated in a conspiracy to distribute cocaine to their fellow officers. Another sheriff’s officer engaged in an ongoing conspiracy to purchase oxycodone pills for his own use. Under terms of a plea agreement, prosecutors will seek probation with mandatory drug treatment for the defendants. They’ve also agreed to resign from their jobs and will be disqualified from future public employment.