ATLANTA -- A former Georgia police officer will spend nine years in prison after an undercover investigation found him corroborating with criminals to line his own pockets.

Charles Hubbard, a former Auburn, Georgia police officer, was sentenced to federal prison time due to his roles in conspiracies to commit extortion, traffic drugs and commit robbery over the course of seven years.

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After years of under-the-table dealings with six other people to extort, identify and even rob drug dealers, Hubbard's dark enterprise secretly began to unravel on March 30, 2016, when a confidential source approached a co-defendant with plans to steal from a purported drug dealer. The source claimed that the dealers were originally going to give the source $60,000 for a kilogram of heroin.

Georgia cop pleads guilty after using patrol car to steal drugs, money

What followed was a convoluted setup that ended with the message being passed along to Hubbard who would be integral to the plan. In short, Hubbard was to perform a fake traffic stop of the source who already had the money. Then, the co-conspirators could split up the money.

What he didn't know is that the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency was in on the plan. And on April 4, when Hubbard accepted the money and began splitting it with the others involved, agents moved in for the arrest.

Hubbard was later sentenced to nine years in prison to be followed by three years of supervised release on Monday. Hubbard pleaded guilty to conspiracy to obtain property by extortion under color of official right and conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute.

The other defendants pleaded guilty as follows:

Martin Rosendary, 47 of Atlanta: Conspiracy to obtain property by extortion under color of official right, conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute, and conspiracy to commit robbery by force. Rosendary is scheduled to be sentenced on August 15.

Shane J. Mattadeen, 41, of Lilburn, Georgia: Conspiracy to obtain property by extortion under color of official right and conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute. Mattadeen was sentenced to 8 years in prison to be followed by five years of supervised release on February 12.

Wilfred Rivera, 38, of Sugar Hill, Georgia: Conspiracy to obtain property by extortion under color of official right and conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute. Rivera was sentenced to 7 years, 8 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release on June 4.

Michael L. Henley, Jr., 32, of Alpharetta, Georgia: Conspiracy to commit robbery by force on February 26. Henley was sentenced to 6 years, 3 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release on June 7.

Shaeib H. Morgan, 42, of Stone Mountain, Georgia: Conspiracy to obtain property by extortion under color of official right and distribution of heroin. Morgan was sentenced to 3 years, 10 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release on May 28.

Clem C. Williamson, 43, of Lawrenceville, Georgia: Conspiracy to obtain property by extortion under color of official right and conspiracy to possess cocaine with the intent to distribute. Williamson was sentenced to 1 year, 6 months in prison to be followed by 3 years of supervised release on April 24.

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