A former Atlantic City public works supervisor has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for selling drugs out of a city building.

The Press of Atlantic City reports the judge told Akbar Salaam on Friday that his actions were "a slap in the face to the citizens of Atlantic City."

The 59-year-old Egg Harbor Township resident was videotaped selling multiple bricks of heroin to an informant out of the All Wars Memorial building that he supervised.

Salaam had been arrested 25 times since 1972. He must serve at least 25 years before he'll be eligible for parole.

 

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)