A former Douglas County sheriff’s deputy has been sentenced to jail after she bought a gun for her boyfriend — who she knew was a convicted felon — so that he could protect his marijuana business.

Douglas County District Attorney’s Office

Bianca Roberts

Bianca Roberts, 36, has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and a year of probation following her conviction for buying a 9mm Smith and Wesson pistol for her boyfriend, Joshua Tisch, according to a news release from Vikki Migoya, spokeswoman for District Attorney George Brauchler.

Tisch previously was sentenced to a year in prison after he was convicted of being a felon in possession of a handgun.

“No one is above the law. We grant significant discretion to our law enforcers. We encourage — mandate — that the public trust them and heed their directives. We must — and we will — continue to hold the exceedingly few bad actors accountable, as we would any other member of our community. Purchasing a firearm for a convicted felon is outrageous,” Brauchler said in a statement.

Roberts was indicted in October 2017 for making a straw purchase of a gun, and pleaded guilty this month. She also pleaded guilty to violating the terms of her bond by making more than 300 phone calls to Tisch after she was ordered to have no contact with him, Migoya’s news release says.

“We expect law enforcement members to uphold the law, not to break it. Roberts threw away her career, repeatedly choosing this felon over her oath to uphold the law,” said Chief Deputy District Attorney Gary Dawson, who prosecuted the case.

He said Roberts is serving a jail sentence in the same jail she worked in.

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