Canadian Police Officer Sentenced for Exporting Drugs from U.S. Into Canada

April 22, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 2:48 PM EDT

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Canadian Police Officer Sentenced for Exporting Drugs from U.S. Into Canada

April 22, 2013 Updated Apr 22, 2013 at 2:48 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW release) -- U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced Monday that 41-year-old Geoffrey Purdie of Niagara, Ontario, Canada, who was convicted of exporting anabolic steroids from the United States into Canada, was sentenced to one year in prison by U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara.
 
According to a news release:

Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Catherine Baumgarten, who is handling the case, stated that Purdie was employed as a constable with the Niagara Regional Police. On several occasions in November and December 2011, the defendant entered the United States and retrieved packages containing steroids that had been shipped to a business in the U.S. Purdie then smuggled the steroids from the United States into Canada. The defendant presented his official identification as a law enforcement officer to Immigration personnel at the border in order to return to Canada.