Officer Gone Bad Pleads Guilty
One of three Indy Metro Police officers indicted last year on charges of running a marijuana ring has pleaded guilty.
James Davis will receive a 10-to-15-year sentence instead of a possible 35-year term, in exchange for his cooperation at next month's trial of co-defendants.
Federal prosecutors accuse Davis, Robert Long and Jason Edwards of robbing marijuana dealers and then reselling the stash themselves.
Long and Edwards will stand trial along with music store owner Kabec Higgins. Prosecutors accuse Long of tipping him off that police planned to search his store.
The officers were arrested in June after they broke into a house to steal five pounds of pot and $18,000. The F-B-I had rented the house, rigged it with cameras, and put out the word the pot was there.
Davis will be sentenced May 1.