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Shamed Walsall police officer jailed after stealing cannabis seized by colleagues


Benjamin Hughes, who has now been dismissed from the force, had pleaded guilty to charges of theft by an employee and possessing cannabis

July 16, 2016

A DISGRACED West Midlands Police officer from Walsall who stole from a stash of cannabis colleagues had seized from a drug dealer has been jailed.Benjamin Hughes, who has now been dismissed from the force, had pleaded guilty to charges of theft by an employee and possessing cannabis.

Hughes (33) was jailed for 20 months after a judge at Warwick Crown Court said his offence undermines trust in the police.Prosecutor Stuart Clarkson said that on January 14 a constable at Wolverhampton Central police station saw a small deal bag on the floor of a communal locker room.

http://www.walsalladvertiser.co.uk/shamed-walsall-police-officer-jailed-after-stealing-cannabis-seized-from-drug-raid/story-29519510-detail/story.html

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