A formers police officer in Zanesville, Ohio, was sentenced to 20 years in prison in a drug conspiracy that allegedly involved stealing drugs from criminal dealers and reselling them for profit, according to WBNS.
Sean Beck was the third officer to be sentenced in the drug distribution plot. The officers allegedly faked drug raids to obtain cocaine and other drugs.
The FBI learned about the operation when a drug dealer who had been contacted to act as a middle man informed on the officers, and set up a sting operation in an Ohio cemetery.
Beck’s co-conspirators, officers Trevor Fusner and Chad Mills, plead guilty in 2007 at the beginning of the investigation, and were sentenced to 80 months in prison each. Beck pleaded guilty in May, 2008 to felony drug and firearms charges.