A former Tulsa police officer was found guilty of 5 counts of armed robbery Thursday afternoon.
Marvin Blades, Jr. was accused of pulling over Hispanic drivers and taking their money while on duty.
Blades was convicted of stealing a total of $1,873 from drivers and $600 from an undercover Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs agent.
He was sentenced to 35 years on counts 1,2 and 3 and suspended sentence of 36 years for counts 4 and 5.
Blades will have to serve 85% of his sentence.
The prosecutor in the case says the witnesses are brave to come forward.
"I would describe them as a courageous," said Tulsa County First Assistant District Attorney Doug Drummond.
Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan said Blades has been on and off the force since 1997.