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Former Lowndes Co. deputy pleads guilty to conspiracy


A former Lowndes County deputy is awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty in federal court to running a traffic ticket scam that targeted Hispanic drivers.

Jason Stacks pleaded guilty to conspiracy. Prosecutors say Stacks admitted to making unlawful traffic stops during his time as a Lowndes county deputy.

He told Hispanic drivers if they didn't pay him off they could face an arrest or deportation.

According to authorities, in August Stacks unlawfully detained four drivers. One driver was unable to provide the $500 requested so Stacks along with his two conspirators, drove to the victim's home and took $300 in cash from the victim and split it.

Stacks was arrested in 2013 along with Miguel Reyes and Gloria Gallego whom prosecutors say acted as Stacks Spanish-speaking co-conspirators.

Right now there is no word on when Stacks will be sentenced.


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