A St. Louis Police Department sergeant and his brother have been indicted on federal drug conspiracy charges according to the U.S. States Attorney's office. The indictment accuses Larry Davis, a supervisor in the Central Patrol Division's Special Operations Group, of taking seized drugs, selling and distributing them. His brother, Linus R. Davis, ofSt. Louis County was also indicted.
According to the indictment, Davis would pick up the seized drugs from delivery companies in his official uniform and take them to his St. Louis City home instead of turning them over to the department. The indictment also alleges Davis did not file police reports on the seized drugs in order to conceal the crime.
Both were indicted on one felony count of conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana and one felony count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Larry Davis was arrested Thursday morning. If convicted, Davis could face up to 5 years in prison for each count.
The Metropolitan St. Louis Police Department snet he following statement, regarding this case:
"Upon being notified by the FBI of allegations against Larry Davis, the Metropolitan Police Department immediately suspended Davis from the police force on January 11, 2012. The Metropolitan Police Department fully cooperated with this investigation and is committed to ensuring the men and women of our Department are held to the highest standards. The Department will continue to be vigorous in our efforts to root out any and all persons whose actions may comprise the integrity of the organization."