- Associated Press - Thursday, October 30, 2014

ST. LOUIS (AP) - A former suburban St. Louis police officer has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison on federal heroin distribution charges.

The U.S. Attorney’s office in St. Louis says 41-year-old Parrish Swanson was sentenced Thursday. He was formerly a lieutenant for Hillsdale, Missouri, police.

Swanson and another former Hillsdale officer, 29-year-old Raymond Stephens, pleaded guilty in August. Federal prosecutors say Stephens stole heroin from a drug courier on behalf of a rival dealer in March and received $900. He provided $200 to Swanson, his supervisor.

Stevens will be sentenced Friday.

Hillsdale is in north St. Louis County and has about 1,400 residents.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide