ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) – Former St. Louis Police Sergeant, Larry Davis was pulling marijuana off the street, then turning right around and selling it again for his own profit.
46-year-old Davis was sentenced to nearly 57 months in federal prison Monday after pleading guilty in April to one felony count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, and one felony count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
“The fact that Davis was a police officer and was willing to conduct this criminal activity is extremely disappointing. However, the greatest damage done in this case is how he undermined the public’s trust in law enforcement,” said Special Agent in Charge Dean C. Bryant of the FBI St. Louis Division.
Davis would visit various package delivery company branch facilities in St. Louis in his official capacity as a police officer and seized packages which were suspected of containing marijuana. Instead of taking the seized packages to the Police Department or to the Police Laboratory and unbeknownst to the package delivery companies, Larry Davis took the seized packages to his house.
His brother Linus Davis would then open the packages and sell the contains.
Linus Davis was also charged in the scheme, which unraveled earlier this year when police raided Larry Davis’ home on Eichelberger and found sixty to eighty kilograms of marijuana and cash.
Davis earlier resigned his post with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.