FORMER Albury policeman Matthew Louis Marshall has been jailed for three months on drugs charges.
The ex-detective was sentenced this afternoon in Albury Local Court and immediately appealed the jail term.
He is expected to be on bail, pending his appeal being determined.
Magistrate Tony Murray handed down his sentence after an hour of outlining the case and his response in a 40-page judgement.
The sentence follows a plea hearing last week where Marshall's lawyer Paul Robb argued against a jail term on the basis of Marshall needing to continue his rehabilitation.
Marshall, 42, of Thurgoona, became a "street level dealer" in an extensive drug syndicate run by Malcolm John Collins, who was sentenced in the District Court to a head sentence of 66 months for supplying a commercial quantity of the drug ice.
Marshall was charged with 20 offences but, in May, pleaded guilty to 13 supply charges, mainly involving agreement to provide drugs.
He was arrested on October 10 last year after a covert operation by Albury's drug squad.
He spent 75 days in custody before his release on Supreme Court bail on December 23.
Marshall spent time in rehabilitation in January, February and a further recent period -- a total of 64 days.