A former Hempstead police officer from Mineola has pled guilty to charges of selling opiate-based prescription painkillers.
According to the , 39-year old Brian Jones clonazepam, oxycodone and oxymorphone to a “confidential informant” on May 2, 2011 as part of an ongoing investigation. Jones also allegedly sold the same person oxycodone on May 13, 2011 and oxymorphone on May 26, 2011
At the time of his arrest on July 19, 2011, more than one half-ounce of oxycodone was found in Jones’s vehicle.
Jones was suspended without pay on an unrelated matter at the time of his arrest and was terminated from the department in September 2011.
Judge John Kase committed to an upstate prison sentence of two-and-a-half years in exchange for the guilty plea. Jones is scheduled to be sentenced on October 3.
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“This defendant chose to disgrace his uniform rather than honor what it stands for,” Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice said in a statement. “Instead of protecting and serving, this police officer made our neighborhoods more dangerous.”