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Feds: STL Police Sergeant, Brother Sold Seized Marijuana

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – A St. Louis Police Sgt. is accused of using his position to seize packages containing marijuana and then collaborating with his brother to sell the pot.

Prosecutors say Sgt. Larry J. Davis, 46, a supervisory sergeant to the Central Patrol Division Special Operations Group responsible for investigating illegal gang and drug activities, would visit delivery company branch facilities in his official capacity as a police officer. He would then seize packages believed to contain marijuana.

Instead of taking those packages to the police lab, he allegedly took them to his home on Eichelberger, where he and his brother, Linus Davis, 42, would open them, divide up the pot and sell it.

Prosecutors say they ran the operation from October of 2010 through January 10, 2012.

The St. Louis Metropolitian Police Department say they immediately suspended Davis on January 11, 2012. In a statement the department says they fully cooperated with this investigation. The department says they are “committed to ensuring the men and women of our Department are held to the highest standards.”

Both face one felony count each of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and possessing with intent to distribute marijuana.

They are expected to appear in federal court for an initial appearance this afternoon.

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