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Former Police Detective Sentenced to 5 Years for Informing Drug Dealers

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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - A police detective who was once described by his chief as one of his “top detectives” is going to prison for five years for providing information and police protection to drug dealers.

Former East St. Louis officer Orlando Ward was sentenced this morning in federal court. He had pleaded guilty in November to conspiring to distribute cocaine and possessing cocaine with the intent to distribute it.

Prosecutors say Ward admitted taking $5,000 to provide information to undercover ATF agents.

While a detective, Ward was credited with playing in a key role in solving several murder cases.

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