Former Schaumburg Cop Sentenced For Stealing Drugs

Friday, Mar 21, 2014  |  Updated 5:35 PM CDT
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Ex-Cop Charged in Drug Case Bonds Out

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Bail Reduced For Schaumburg Cops Charged in Drug Case

Officers Terrance O Brien, Matthew Hudak, and John Cichy have been held since their arrests January 16. Phil Rogers reports.

Ex-Cop Charged in Drug Case Bonds Out

Former Schaumburg officer Matthew Hudak's family posted a $25,000 bond from their retirement savings.
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A former suburban Chicago police officer accused of operating a drug ring with two colleagues was sentenced to 24 years in prison.

Former Schaumburg Officer Terrence O'Brien pleaded guilty Friday to unlawful possession of a controlled substance, official misconduct, burglary and armed violence before DuPage County Circuit Judge Blanche Hill Fawell.

The 47-year-old O'Brien was arrested last year along with 30-year-old John Cichy and 29-year-old Matthew Hudak for allegedly stealing drugs seized by police and selling them through a street dealer. Among the drugs allegedly sold was marijuana and cocaine.

Authorities became aware of the scheme in January 2013, when an informant told investigators in a neighboring community he had been asked to sell drugs given him by police.

DuPage County prosecutors say cases against Cichy and Hudak are pending.

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