Va. ex-cop sentenced for drug use on job

Officer admitted to using meth for about 10 years, along with marijuana and the prescription amphetamine Adderall and painkiller Lortab


By Mike Gangloff
The Roanoke Times

The problem wasn't just that Christopher Franklin Bond had a methamphetamine habit, a federal judge said Monday. It was that Bond drove his police cruiser and wore his uniform, badge and sidearm when he went to buy and smoke the drug. "You were arresting people doing the same thing you were doing," U.S. District Court Judge James Turk chided the former Pulaski and Radford officer at a sentencing hearing in Roanoke. Bond, 33, pleaded guilty in July to conspiring to distribute more than 50 grams of meth.

On Monday, Turk imposed a six-year prison term, to be followed by four years of probation. Bond said he had used meth for about 10 years, along with marijuana and the prescription amphetamine Adderall and painkiller Lortab. He said he'd been overwhelmed by his addiction, so much so that he took to stopping at a meth dealer's home on the way home from work.

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