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Former L.A. Sheriff’s Deputy Pleads Guilty For Part In Drug Trafficking Scheme

Los Angeles Times-


A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy pleaded guilty Monday to taking part in a drug-trafficking scheme in which he charged up to $250,000 to protect large shipments of drugs being transported out of state, negotiating the payments with an undercover federal agent, court documents show.

Kenneth Collins, 50, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute methamphetamine, cocaine and marijuana, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office. Collins — who separated from the Sheriff’s Department about a month after his January arrest — faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years in federal prison. He is scheduled to be sentenced in November.

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