A former North Bend police officer has pleaded guilty in federal court to tipping off a distributor of illegal steroids about a federal investigation.
The Eugene Register-Guard reports that 43-year-old William Blair Downing was sentenced Tuesday to five years of probation as part of the plea bargain. He pleaded guilty to warning the distributor, as well as possessing steroids himself.
Downing quit the North Bend force in June 2011 on the day a search warrant was served at his home and he was interviewed by federal agents. He now lives in Florida.