Jaa Tucker, a former Georgia State Trooper, pleaded no contest Tuesday to 2 counts of Violation of Oath of Office by a Public Officer in front of Early County Judge Joe Bishop.
Tucker was sentenced to 2 consecutive 5-year terms of probation and a $1000 fine. He also has to surrender his Peace Officer Standards and Training (POST) Certificate, and cannot be in a law enforcement position during the terms of probation.
Tucker was arrested after an investigation 2 years ago that alleged he stole marijuana evidence and sold it to make money.
The plea came after a January 16, 2013 arrest after an indictment by the Early County Grand Jury. The Grand Jury had returned a “true bill,” meaning they had decided there was probable cause to support the charges so they voted to return an indictment and began criminal proceedings.
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