Former sheriff sentenced on drug charges in St. Louis

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Associated Press

Posted on June 20, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 20 at 6:41 PM

ST. LOUIS -- A former southern Missouri sheriff who resigned after a drug sting two years ago has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Tommy Adams pleaded guilty to drug possession and distribution charges on Monday in a plea deal with prosecutors. Adams, the former sheriff of Carter County, was accused in 2011 of distributing cocaine and methamphetamine.

He received a 12-year sentence for the distribution charge, and seven years for possession. The sentences will run concurrently.

The sentences are also concurrent to a 10-year federal sentence Adams is already serving after pleading guilty last year to possession of a stolen firearm, sale of a stolen firearm and being a drug user in possession of firearms.

The state case was moved to Jefferson County, near St. Louis, on a change of venue.

 

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