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CHP cop gets 5 years for stealing cocaine

December 16, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
A California Highway Patrol officer has been sentenced to more than five years in prison for stealing $1 million worth of cocaine being held as evidence in Santa Ana.Joshua Blackburn received the sentence Tuesday in Superior Court after admitting he broke into a CHP evidence locker on Dec. 21 and took 64 kilos of cocaine.

Blackburn, a seven-year department veteran, pleaded guilty to several drug and burglary charges. He was fired soon after his arrest.

The evidence was recovered and the underlying criminal case is still pending.

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