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 St. Louis, MO. (KMOX) - The United States Attorney’s Office announced Friday that Linus R. Davis pled guilty to charges of diverting seized packages containing marijuana for distribution and sale.

According to court documents, Linus Davis’ brother, St. Louis Police Sgt. Larry Davisand is the co-defendant in the case.  Sgt Davis was assigned to the Central Patrol Division-Special Operations Group responsible for conducting investigations into illegal gang activities and illegal drug distribution.

The indictment, returned January 18, 2012, alleges that from October 2010 through January  2012, Sgt. Davis visited various package delivery company branch facilities in St. Louis and seized packages suspected of containing marijuana. Instead of taking the seized packages to the Police Department or Police Laboratory,  Sgt. Davis took the seized packages to his personal residence on Eichelberger where he and the defendant opened the packages and removed the concealed marijuana, which they later sold and distributed for their own personal gain.

Additionally, the indictment alleges that in order to conceal his criminal conduct, Sgt. Davis failed to submit police reports regarding the package seizures.

Linus R. Davis, 43, St. Louis County, pled guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and one felony count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.  Sentencing has been set for June 7, 2012.

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