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Man sentenced for trying to bribe jail guard

ELYRIA — Maurice Palmer was sentenced Monday to two years in prison for trying to bribe a Lorain County Jail guard to smuggle marijuana into the jail.

Palmer’s sentence also encompasses two other unrelated drug cases. He pleaded guilty in all three cases earlier this month.

Palmer, 24, was arrested in February after trying to pay the guard $250 to sneak the marijuana into the jail for Bohannon Miller, who was in the midst of a trial on aggravated murder and other charges stemming from a 2009 drive-by shooting in Lorain.

Miller, who is serving a prison sentence of 40 years to life, also could face charges in the case, according to prosecutors.

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