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.