Former Canby cop pleads guilty to steroid, official misconduct charges.

Former Canby police Officer Jason D. Deason pleaded guilty Wednesday to illegally possessing anabolic steroids and purchasing the drug while in uniform and on duty.

Deason will be sentenced on Feb. 25 in Clackamas County Circuit Court. He faces a maximum sentence of three years for unlawful possession of a controlled substance and official misconduct.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Wu said he will request 120 days in jail as part of plea agreement. Deason's attorney, Leonard Kovac Jr., said he will seek a lesser sentence.

Deason, 39, resigned from the police department in July 2008.

One of Deason's alleged suppliers, Canby resident William J. Traverso, will be tried on theft and unlawful possession of steroids charges on March 30.

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