- Associated Press - Friday, October 10, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) - A former Houston police officer has pleaded guilty to assisting drug dealers while he was an officer.

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced that 36-year-old Marcos Carrion has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute. They say Carrion provided security and cover for cocaine dealers between 2013 and 2014.

He faces up to life in prison when he is sentenced in January.

Prosecutors say he was paid $2,500 for the work.

Carrion worked for the department for five years before he quit in 2014.

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