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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV.com) - A former St. Louis City Police Officer pleaded guilty Monday to charges of providing a firearm to known drug dealers.

Don McGhee, 28, pleaded guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to possess a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime. 

According to court documents, McGhee knew and associated with individuals who stored and distributed crack cocaine and marijuana in and from a home in St. Louis, at some point providing them with a 12-gauge pistol grip shotgun with knowledge that the weapon would be used in relation to drug trafficking. 

Law enforcement discovered the weapon, as well as other weapons, ammunition and drugs, while performing a search warrant on the home. 

"He's sorry for the embarrassment he's cause the police department and the trust of the public that he's violated," said John Bouhasan, McGhee's attorney.

Amid the investigation into McGhee's actions, St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson has been working to ensure the integrity and trust of the department is not lost.

"Right now with Don McGhee, we have several officers that are suspended right now as our investigation continues, because the most important thing to be is the integrity and professionalism of the department," said Chief Dotson exclusively to News 4.

Other officers from the department are still being investigated in the internal affairs probe which started McGhee's case. Outside of federal court, McGhee's attorneys are not saying whether or not the other officers are involved in giving weapons to drug dealers.

"It really goes to the point when we find misconduct, when we find wrongdoing in the department, we're going to address it," Chief Dotson said.

McGhee faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison and fines up to $250,000.
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