Former Police Sergeant Sentenced

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  A former St. Louis police sergeant was sentenced to nearly five years in prison in a drug case.

A judge sentenced Larry J. Davis to 57 months in prison for diverting seized packages containing marijuana to be sold on the streets.  Davis resigned shortly after he was indicted.

Davis was a supervisor in the Special Operation Group that was responsible for investigating illegal gang activity and drug distribution.  Davis admitted that he picked up seized items while in uniform between October 2010 and January 2012 and then took them home or to his brother to distribute for money.

Davis did not submit police reports for the packages he took to conceal his crime. He pleaded guilty to the crimes in April.

“The fact that Davis was a police officer and was willing to conduct this criminal activity is extremely disappointing.  However, the greatest damage done in this case is how he undermined the public’s trust in law enforcement,” said Special Agent in Charge Dean C. Bryant of the FBI St. Louis Division.