Cops charged with helping drug dealer

Cops charged with helping drug dealer

July 23, 2010

Two Milwaukee police officers face federal charges related to cocaine delivery and money laundering.

Sgt. Royce Lockett and officer Paul Hill said little during their court appearance late Friday afternoon.

Lockett is accused of aiding a drug dealer who claimed he was trying to transport two kilograms of cocaine. If convicted, Lockett faces a mandatory minimum of five years in federal prison, and up to 40 years.

Hill is accused of helping the same drug dealer conceal the alleged proceeds of drug transactions. Hill’s money-laundering charge carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison plus a $250,000 fine.

Public defender Chip Burke says both men have served Milwaukee honorably as police officers. He says it’s a sad day for law enforcement.


Leave a Comment so far
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: