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Former N.C. police officer condemned to 15 years for drug placement conspiracy

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A former police officer with the Windsor, North Carolina Police Department was condemned currently to 180 months in jail for usurpation cheat payments from a supposed large-scale drug trafficking classification in sell for safeguarding shipments of supposed narcotics.

Antonio Tillmon, 33, of Windsor, North Carolina, was condemned by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm J. Howard. In further to the term of jail imposed, Judge Howard systematic Tillmon to offer 5 years of supervised release. In May 2017, Tillmon was found guilty of drug, firearm, and temptation charges following a week-long jury trial.

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According to hearing evidence, Tillmon supposed $6,500 from clandestine FBI agents posing as drug traffickers in return for transporting a sum of 30 kilograms of heroin from North Carolina to Maryland on 3 apart occasions between Aug 2014 and Apr 2015. On any occasion, Tillman carried with him his Windsor Police Department badge and a firearm, and was prepared to use his badge and feign support to hedge drug ban by legitimate law enforcement. The justification at hearing also showed that Tillmon was staid to attend in another drug run on a fourth arise the day that he was arrested—and he had brought with him 5 firearms, including an attack rifle.

Fourteen other defendants, 12 of whom were law coercion or correctional officers, were charged as a outcome of this investigation. Those defendants all pleaded guilty to several offenses and were condemned in Jun 2017.

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