- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 30, 2016

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) - A central Pennsylvania police officer has pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges after he was caught in the middle of drug deal in October while he was on-duty.

WJAC-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1UC8awS ) Matthew McMurray admitted to charges that included use or possession of drug paraphernalia in Cambria County Court.

The former Northern Cambria officer was initially charged with six offenses including a felony charge of possession with intent to deliver. Three of those charges were dropped in a plea deal that also stipulated that he can no longer work in law enforcement.

Police arrested McMurray after he accepted oxycodone from an informant in exchange for steroids while on-duty.

A co-worker who suspected that McMurray was obtaining drugs illegally for several months tipped off officials.

McMurray faces a maximum three-year prison sentence.


Information from: WJAC-TV, https://www.wjactv.com

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