Jason Fredriksson, the former San Leandro cop accused of giving a pound of pot to an informant who was also his lover, pleaded no contest this week to a misdemeanor charge that allows him to avoid jail.
Last year, the ex-narcotics detective to a felony count of illegally transporting and furnishing marijuana for sale.
This week, Superior Court Judge Roy Hashimoto approved a deal worked out by Assistant District Attorney Michael Roemer and defense attorney Harry Stern.
Under its terms, Fredriksson pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of possession of more than an ounce of pot, said a spokeswoman for Alameda County District Attorney's office.
Fredriksson was sentenced to 30 days of work for the Alameda County Sheriff's Department but will not spend nights in jail; he will serve 5 years probation during which time he can be easily searched; and he will have to pay a series of fines, including reimbursing the San Leandro Police Department for the cost of investigating him.
He also agreed not to work as a law enforcement officer or possess firearms, the district attorney's office said.
"He (Fredriksson) apologized to the court and expressed his extreme remorse," Stern said in an email Friday.
The Fredriksson case became public about a year ago when the former San Leandro police officer, then on the narcotics squad, to his mistress, a San Leandro resident and police informant.
Fredriksson, a Danville resident, was 38 at the time and married to an SLPD police dispatcher.
When the scandal first arose Stern said with the informant, authorities had no evidence of wrongdoing. Stern blamed the case on "hypervigilance."
The incident was a trial-by-fire for then newly-arrived San Leandro Police Chief Sandra Spagnoli, who quickly brought the District Attorney into the case when she got a call informing her of the allegations against Fredriksson.
Spagnoli told Patch in an interview last November that she was .
On Friday, San Leandro Police Department spokesman Lt. Jeff Tudor said the force wanted to put the affair in the past.
"We hope one person's actions will not cause us to lose the trust of the community," Tudor said, adding that the department had tried to bolster that trust "by dealing quickly and professionally" with the matter.