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.