- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 13, 2016

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Federal prosecutor are offering plea deals to a former deputy police chief in Fresno on charges that he participated in three separate drug trafficking rings.

The Fresno Bee reports Wednesday (https://bit.ly/1MuRogr) court documents in U.S. District Court reveal plea offers to former Fresno police Deputy Chief Keith Foster and two others charged in the case will be finalized by Friday. Plea offers have already been made to four other defendants.

Keith Foster was the No. 2 official at the Fresno Police Department until his arrest a year ago on charges of distributing oxycodone, heroin and marijuana along with six others, including two of his nephews. He remains free from jail.

His attorney, Marshall Hodgkins, says he has received the plea offer from prosecutors and it includes prison time for Foster. He says his client will likely reject it.

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Information from: The Fresno Bee, https://www.fresnobee.com

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