LITTLE ROCK — A former Dumas police officer was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years and three months in prison for his role in a large drug conspiracy, according to a news release from the office of the U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas.


James Edgerson, 39, of Dumas pleaded guilty on Feb. 2 to federal charges of conspiring in the distribution of methamphetamine, cocaine, crack cocaine and marijuana, abusing his position of trust as a police officer, and carrying his police-issued firearm while selling drugs, said Patrick Harris, acting U.S. attorney.


Edgerson admitted to participating in the conspiracy from May 2015 through September 2015.


Also charged in the conspiracy are Kendrick Lamar Edgerson, Gregory Lamont Charles, Steven Sherrod Miles, Eli Haynes III and Rodney Lariel Edgerson. All have pleaded guilty except Kendrick Edgerson, whose trial is set for Sept. 11.