A former Williamsburg police officer accused of conspiring to sell drugs plans to plead guilty.
Kenneth Bradley Nighbert's attorney filed a motion Friday seeking a hearing for Nighbert to plead guilty. No date has been set.
Nighbert and six others are charged in federal court with conspiring to sell pain pills from December 2005 to May 2007. Nighbert was a police officer during part of that time.
The alleged conspiracy ended after Nighbert was arrested on state charges of trafficking in OxyContin. He served a jail term on those charges.
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The federal indictment covers a longer period of time. It also includes an allegation that Nighbert burglarized a pharmacy while he was a police officer in order to get pills.
Nighbert is the son of former state Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert.