Former Canton Police Department narcotics officer James Melvin Bradshaw entered a guilty plea to one of six counts of acquiring a controlled substance by misrepresentation in federal court today. He appeared before Judge Nicole Mitchell with his attorney Buck Files.
In documents, Bradshaw said he confiscated hydrocodone pills as evidence for a case and then took the pills for his personal use.
Bradshaw was arrested in March by FBI agents and a member of the Office of the Attorney General. While being transported, the FBI agent said Bradshaw discussed having a problem with hydrocodone.
Bradshaw was released from custody on an unsecured bond as he awaits sentencing on that charge. Punishment for that charge could include up to four years in prison, up to a $250,000 fine and up to three years of supervised release.