There will be no jail time for a man connected to a conspiracy to smuggle contraband into the Department of Corrections.
Ray Hocog was given a “very good deal,” said Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola who sentenced Hocog, in accordance with his plea agreement, to one-year incarceration all suspended with credit for time served.
Hocog was indicted on charges of conspiring to promote major prison contraband as a felony two years ago, along with co-conspirators Roxanne Hocog, Bruno Simmons and Julian Robles.
The four were connected to the conspiracy after telephone recordings were reviewed following the discovery of a package of methamphetamine found in the prison’s recreational yard in 2017.
Ray Hocog’s plea deal downgrades the felony charge to a misdemeanor charge of criminal facilitation. As part of the deal, he has been placed on one-year probation.
Sukola noted Ray was “even more lucky,” noting that the timing of the sentencing one year after the plea was taken means that he has completed his parole conditions for a separate case and the new sentence will stand alone and not run concurrent to the closed parole case as detailed in the deal.
Hocog will return to court on Jan. 21 to address a violation held in abeyance pending results of a drug test which was bagged and tagged on Dec. 26.