Updated Tue, Oct 25, 2011 3:55 pm
A former Ohio State Trooper and his wife have pleaded guilty to drug charges.
Thomas Hacker, 31, and Cindy Hacker, 35, both of Ironton, were arrested in February following a grand jury indictment.
At the time of his arrest, Thomas Hacker was assigned to the Ironton Highway Patrol Post.
During a hearing Monday in Lawrence County Common Pleas court, Mr. Hacker pleaded guilty to two counts complicity to deception to obtain dangerous drugs, and one count of attempted complicity to deception to obtain dangerous drugs.
30 other counts of complicity that were part of the original indictment were dropped, according to the Prosecutors’ Office
During that same hearing, prosecutor say Cindy Hacker pleaded guilty to more than 80 counts of complicity to deception to obtain dangerous drugs, and one count of tampering with evidence.
The Hacker’s will be sentenced in January. He faces up to three years in prison and she faces a maximum of 8 years behind bars.