BPD Officer Sentenced, Drug Charges

July 23, 2014 Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 7:04 PM EDT

By Kendra Eaglin

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July 23, 2014 Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 7:04 PM EDT

(WKBW)

James Hamilton Sr. will spend more than a year and a half in prison after pleading guilty to selling marijuana.

The 29 year old former cop pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 18 months in prison Wednesday, July 23rd in federal court.

Hamilton must also pay $50,000 to the U.S. Attorney's office.

Hamilton had only been a police officer for under a year when he was arrested on
November 20, 2013 for selling marijuana to an undercover agent on two occassions. Both transactions totalled $1100.

Investigators also say hamilton had marijuana plants worth $22,000 in his home basement.