Michael Dean Roberts (AP Photo / Bristol Herald Courier, Earl Neikirk)
Oct. 9, 2013
A former police chief has been sentenced to six years in prison for dealing methamphetamines, cocaine and other drugs.
Michael Dean Roberts of Saltville, Va. pleaded guilty to a single drug-distribution count in July. The former Marion police chief was sentenced Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Abingdon.
Authorities said Roberts sold over 7,000 hydrocodone pills, 365 grams of methamphetamine, small amounts of cocaine and oxycodone from 2006 through June.
A federal prosecutor says some of the drugs came from the police department's evidence room.
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