Arkansas State Police, cocaine, criminal complaint, federal grand jury, forfeiture, guilty plea, indictment, John C. Collins, Judge Billy Ray Wilson, Julie Peters, Little Rock AR, Operation "Diverted Justice", plea agreement, Sedrick Reed, sentence, state police lieutenant, state police officer, theft from evidence room, U.S. District Court
Appearing before U.S. District Court Judge Billy Ray Wilson, the former Arkansas State Police lieutenant admitted to stealing drugs from the Arkansas State Police evidence room and from a traffic stop.
Reed was indicted by a federal grand jury on Aug. 7, 2013, on five drug and firearm related charges, and he pled guilty to the distribution of cocaine and dealing between five to fifteen kilograms between 2006 and 2013. He admitted to profiting in excess of $200,000 from the resale of stolen drugs.
The former Lieutenant pled guilty to one of the five counts against him, and the other four counts were dropped. The former law enforcement officer could face a sentence of not less than ten years and up to life, not less than five years and up to life supervised release, and up to a $10 million fine and a special $100 assessment. Reed has already agreed to the forfeiture of bank accounts, real property, firearms, vehicles and more that $30,000 in cash as proceeds of his illegal activities.
To view the 15-page plea agreement, click HERE. Reed, his attorney John C. Collins and Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Peters signed the agreement Wednesday.
The investigation was tagged Operation “Diverted Justice,” conducted by the FBI Arkansas Trust Public Corruption Task Force with the full cooperation of the Arkansas State Police.
To see the Hill ’n Holler’s previous story, on the indictment, click HERE.
To view the criminal complaint/probable cause statement leading to that indictment, click HERE.