Five Year Sentence Recommended For Former Police Officer

A five year sentence is recommended for former Williamsburg Police Officer Brad Nighbert.

Court officials say Nighbert pleaded guilty to an amended charged of possession of a controlled substance.

The charge stems from a May 2007 incident when police say Nighbert was under the influence of drugs when showed up at the scene of a stabbing in Laurel County.

Nighbert will be sentenced April 18th.

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