Former police sergeant arrested for stealing marijuana takes plea deal

GRANTS, N.M. (KRQE) – A former police sergeant who was caught on his own lapel camera stealing drugs has caught a huge break.

Then-sergeant Roshern McKinney was seen entering his office at the Grants Police Station last year, then wrapping up a baggie of marijuana.

He then gave it to his girlfriend. That video got McKinney fired and arrested.

Last week, McKinney accepted a plea deal which drops the felony charges against him and instead he pleads guilty to two misdemeanors.

He was sentenced to probation and if he behaves himself, the convictions will be erased from his record. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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