A former St. Louis city officer is accused of giving a 12-inch shotgun to a man storing crack cocaine and marijuana at a house in the 3800 block of Cottage Avenue.
Sources tell KMOX News that the investigation is looking at whether armed officers in street clothes worked as security details for drug dealers.
KMOX News has learned that at least four – and as many as 25 – city police officers are under investigation. Sources tell us the the probe is centered on whether officers were hired to provide protection for drug dealers.
Twenty-one individuals suspected of being part of a methamphetamine manufacturing and distributing network were taken into custody.
More police would be wearing a wire, under a bill which has been introduced in the state House.
State law allows prosecutors to take and keep the dealers property even if he’s never convicted of criminal charges.