Former Houston police officer charged in drug case

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Associated Press

Posted on April 24, 2014 at 7:03 AM

HOUSTON (AP) — A former Houston police officer has been charged with helping distribute cocaine when he was on the force.

Federal prosecutors in Houston on Wednesday announced the arrest of 36-year-old Marcos E. Carrion, who recently resigned from the Houston Police Department.

An indictment returned April 16 and unsealed as Carrion surrendered charges him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. No attorney information was immediately available for Carrion, who faces an initial court appearance.

Investigators say the case involves cocaine being moved from mid-2013 through this month. Further details weren't immediately released.

Carrion had been a Houston police officer for five years. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison and a fine of as much as $10 million.

Houston police had no immediate comment.

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