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(Pool Photo by Jefferson Siegel) - 9th Precinct Police Officer Nicholas Mina in Manhattan Supreme Court. He was arrested for selling the guns of other police officers. (Jefferson Siegel/for NY Daily News)
A former NYPD officer was sentenced to 15 1/2 years in prison Wednesday after admitting to stealing guns from police lockers and selling them to drug dealers to pay for his addiction to the painkiller oxycodone, the Manhattan district attorney's office said.
Authorities said Mina sold four stolen NYPD-issued guns to a drug ring. He made a plea deal in October.
Mina, his suspected dealer, and three accomplices were arrested in July.
He was an officer nearly five years and worked in Manhattan's East Village neighborhood.