Former MPD Officer Sentenced On Drug Charges

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(Memphis) A former Memphis police officer has been sentenced to four years on drug charges.

Michael Jane Sinnock pleaded guilty last June to attempted possession with intent to distribute hydrocodone.

Prosecutors said Sinnock, then employed by MPD, approached an informant asking to buy a pound of marijuana.

He then upped the order to two pounds and 20 Lortab.

Sinnock arrived to pick up his order in uniform and in an MPD squad car and was arrested.

“Mr. Sinnock brazenly abused the trust placed in him by the citizens of our community and today he faced the consequences of his actions,” said Edward L. Stanton III, United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee. “We will continue to bring to justice those who hide behind their badges and disgrace the integrity of their oath to protect and serve.”