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Cop gets 12-year prison sentence for stealing drugs from drug dealer

Crooked Cops: Left to right: John Cichy, Matt Hudak, Terrie OBrien (DuPage County sheriff office / January 17, 2013)
Crooked Cops: Left to right: John Cichy, Matt Hudak, Terrie OBrien (DuPage County sheriff office / January 17, 2013)Chicago Tribune

Terrance O’Brien, a former Schaumburg, Illinois police narcotics officer pleaded guilty to operating a drug ring on Friday. O’Brien will probably get 12 years in prison for his actions. Via a plea deal with the DuPage County prosecutors, O’Brien has agreed to testify against two other officers who are accused of stealing drugs from dealers and forcing a person to sell drugs for the officers, according to a Chicago Tribune report on Friday.

The other former officers allegedly working with O’Brien in the drug ring are John Cichy and Matthew Hudak.

Of the charges, O’Brien admitted guilt to possession of a controlled substance, burglary, armed violence, and official misconduct. The total sentence for the crimes amount to 38 years in prison, but some counts against him merged. With potential good-behavior credit, he will most likely be out of prison in 12 years. O’Brien was only two years away from retirement when he was arrested on the drug charges.

Schaumburg, Illinois is a northwest suburb of Chicago.