Officer Pleads Guilty To Selling Seized Marijuana

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KTVI Webstaff Reporting

ST. LOUIS, MO — A former St. Louis City police Sergeant has pleaded guilty to selling marijuana seized for evidence.  Larry J. Davis, 46, resigned after pleading guilty to selling around 154 lbs of marijuana that was taken into evidence.

Officer Davis was investigating gang activity at package delivery branch facilities in St. Louis.  According to police Officer Davis seized several packages suspected of containing marijuana.  But, instead of taking them to evidence he took them to his home or his brother’s home.

Linus Davis, is the officer’s brother who lives in St. Louis county.  Police say that Linus opened the packages  and sold the marijuana.

Their cars and cash has been seized as part of a search warrant issues for Larry Davis’ residence.

Larry pled guilty to one felony count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana and one felony count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.  Sentencing has been set for July 26, 2012. Linus R. Davis pled guilty to the same charges.  He is scheduled for sentencing on June 7, 2012.

Each count carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison.