AR State Trooper Busted For Giving Confiscated Drugs to Dealer
The Arkansas State Police trooper arrested Thursday on federal charges is accused of taking drugs from the agency's evidence room and turning them over to a drug dealer, documents show.
Sedrick Reed, 43, a state police lieutenant, was fired Thursday, the same day he was arrested by the FBI on a preliminary charge of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of less than 500 grams of cocaine.
"It's a very sad day when a law enforcement officer violates the public trust," U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas Christopher Thyer said in a statement. "Thankfully, because of the integrity and leadership at the Arkansas State Police, information regarding Lt. Reed's illegal actions was turned over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to ferret out the dishonesty by one of their own."