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DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas County jail inmate who had a romantic relationship with a probation official has been sentenced to 30 years in prison for running a drug ring from his cell.
Patrick D. Lenard was sentenced Friday in Dallas.
The 34-year-old Dallas man last year pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, heroin and marijuana. Lenard also pleaded guilty to kidnapping in a drug-related carjacking and abduction.
Ex-probation official Selena Ball of DeSoto pleaded guilty to conspiring to possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance and was sentenced last fall to eight years in prison. Prosecutors say Ball failed to report probation violations by Lenard following his release.
Lenard and Ball were among 11 people indicted in 2014 in the drug ring and convicted.
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