WEST PALM BEACH (CBSMiami/AP) —A West Palm Beach police officer pleaded guilty to selling controlled substances while in uniform and carrying his service weapon.

Court records show that 45-year-old Dewitt McDonald pleaded guilty in federal court last week.

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Authorities say McDonald also operated a pair of health and wellness clinics. Through these, he acknowledged illegally selling steroids and other prescription drugs.

McDonald also admitted in March that he delivered drugs to another police officer while carrying his weapon and on duty.

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McDonald faces a sentence of between five years and life in prison. A Fort Lauderdale federal judge is scheduled to sentence him on July 18.

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