Feds: STL Police Sergeant, Brother Sold Seized Marijuana

Brian Kelly

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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  • Curtis Mayberry

    No one should be going to jail over this plant, we have seen the truth and know control and regulation works far better than this whole failure we call a drug war. The real problem I have is a police officer using his job to then break the law himself and that in itself, as a police officer, should be its own crime! If we cant hold our police up to a higher standard when they are upholding and in service to the community, then our nation has a much bigger problem than just corrupt police officers or a failed drug policy! We then have a police state that makes its own rules no matter what the cost to society is!

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