Ex-Georgia police officer sentenced in drug conspiracy
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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A former eastern Georgia police officer has been sentenced to more than a year in prison for his role in hiding a multi-state pill mill operation.

Former Pooler police officer John William Stanley was sentenced to 17 months in federal prison Monday on charges of conspiring to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and distribution of a controlled substance.

Authorities say a couple that 36-year-old Stanley knew was running a pill mill from their home between 2004 and 2011. Prosecutors have said Stanley warned the couple of a possible investigation after a person they hired to distribute the drugs in Georgia and Florida was arrested by Pooler police.

Stanley is expected to report to prison in late June.

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