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Money, drugs, guns: former cop charged with theft

6 months 1 week 1 day ago Friday, June 09 2017 Jun 9, 2017 June 09, 2017 7:28 PM June 09, 2017 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

COVINGTON - Louisiana prosecutors say a former sergeant is charged with stealing money, drugs and guns from the evidence room for police who patrol the world's longest continuous bridge over water .
 
The St. Tammany Parish District Attorney's Office said Friday that 44-year-old William Thomas Jones Jr. of Franklinton was indicted Thursday. He's charged with two counts of theft of a firearm and one each of malfeasance in office and theft of items worth more than $5,000.
 
The indictment describes only two handguns. However, when Jones was arrested Feb. 1, Causeway Police Chief Nick Congemi said he'd asked the sheriff to investigate because drugs and $6,300 were missing from the evidence room.
 
His department enforces laws on the 24-mile-long twin span across Lake Pontchartrain between the New Orleans suburbs of Metairie and Mandeville.

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