A former Shinnston police officer will server up to 16 years for drug crimes.
Harrison County Circuit Court Judge J. Lewis Marks on Monday morning sentenced Charles Roscoe Henning III, of Salem to between one and four years for each of the four counts against him to be served consecutively.
Henning was arrested in March of 2013 for obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation by fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge.
According to the Harrison County Sheriff's Department, Henning confiscated around 100 pills of hydrocodone for himself from several people while working as a Shinnston police officer before putting the bottles into the evidence locker.
Henning was sent to North Central Regional jail to await transportation to the state penitentiary. He has earned 468 days credit for time served in home confinement and will be eligible for parole in four years.