Former HPD officer convicted for stealing drugs, guns in Kentucky

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A former Honolulu police officer will spend twelve years in prison for stealing guns, drugs and cash from a police department in Kentucky.

Officer Terry Putnam, 55,  was assigned to HPD's District 1 (Central Honolulu) in the 1990's before leaving the department on his own for a job on the mainland, sources tell Hawaii News Now.

He was an employee of the Simpsonville Police Department in Kentucky when he was arrested in January of 2016 on charges ranging from theft and criminal mischief to tampering with official police evidence.

Putnam pleaded guilty in January to theft of a controlled substance, burglary and criminal mischief. Evidence in the case showed that he stole items from his own department's evidence locker.

As part of his plea deal, he admitted to the November 2015 burglary of $30,000 in cash, as well as drugs and handguns.

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