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Former FWPD Officer Gets 2 Years’ Probation In Pot Case

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Former Fort Worth Police Department Officer Wesley Lamb. (credit: Fort Worth Police Dept.)

Former Fort Worth Police Department Officer Wesley Lamb. (credit: Fort Worth Police Dept.)

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FORT WORTH (AP) – A Fort Worth police officer who resigned last year after being arrested for keeping marijuana instead of turning it over as evidence has been sentenced to two years of probation.

In a plea deal, Wesley Lamb pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor marijuana possession charge and also permanently surrendered his Texas peace officer’s license.

The day of the arrest Fort Worth Police told CBS 11 News, “As soon as I heard this information, as you can imagine, I was disgusted and I was furious”.

Lamb’s attorney did not return a call seeking comment.

Police began investigating Lamb after receiving a tip that he was possibly smoking pot while on duty, in uniform and in his patrol car.

The investigation unit set up an undercover sting. An arrest warrant affidavit states that on April 27, 2009, Officer Lamb responded to a call from a Fort Worth citizen who found 86-grams of pot and wanted to turn in. But the “concerned citizen” was actually an undercover cop and the marijuana was from the FWPD property room.

The according affidavit goes on to explain that Lamb took possession of the marijuana, from an undercover police officer, went to his home and stayed inside for approximately 10 minutes.

The report says Lamb was observed throughout his shift and at no time made a police report on the confiscated pot and never went to the property room.

After Lamb’s shifted ended he allegedly moved his personal belongings, and the pot, into his personal vehicle. He was arrested before leaving police station property.

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