Former St. Louis deputy gets 2-year sentence for heroin offenses - KMOV.com

Former St. Louis deputy gets 2-year sentence for heroin offenses

ST. LOUIS -- A former deputy for the city of St. Louis has been sentenced to more than two years in prison for buying drugs while in uniform and chauffeuring a drug dealer.

Jason Stewart was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in St. Louis. He pleaded guilty in December to a charge of being a drug addict or drug user in possession of a firearm.

Federal prosecutors say Stewart was caught making a drug transaction in October. Authorities stopped Stewart and found heroin. He was in uniform at the time and armed with a revolver.

He told authorities he had driven at least one heroin dealer while on his rounds in exchange for drugs.

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