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Former Virginia Police Chief Sentenced To Prison For Drug Distribution

A former police chief in southwestern Virginia was caught dealing methamphetamines, cocaine and other drugs. He'll now spend six years in prison.

Michael Dean Roberts is the former Marion police chief. He pleaded guilty to a single drug-distribution count in July. Authorities say Roberts sold more than 7,000 hydrocodone pills, 365 grams of methamphetamine, and small amounts of cocaine and oxycodone from 2006 through June of this year.

A confidential informant bought hydrocodone pills from the police chief on three separate occasions in May and June.

A federal prosecutor says some of the drugs came from the police department's evidence room.


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The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

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