Update (July 23):
LITTLE ROCK, AR - An Arkansas State Police officer arrested on drug charges last week has been ordered to remain behind bars.
That was the decision of a federal judge in Little Rock this afternoon during a detention hearing for the man.
Earlier in the hearing in the case against Lt. Sedrick Reed, the government presented its side of the case this morning bringing into evidence wire taps, video surveillance and informant buys from the defendant and his brother.
Video was shown of Reed removing evidence from the ASP evidence locker as well as evidence wrappers found in his home after a search warrant was served. A stolen state police gun was also reportedly found on his property.
In denying Reed's release, the judge cited the reasons that Reed is a danger to the community and a flight risk.
Arkansas State Police Lt. Sedrick Reed appeared in federal court on Friday, charged with one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, less than 500 grams.
Reed waived his preliminary hearing, and will have a detention hearing at 10:00 Tuesday morning. He will be detained in the meantime.
He could have to forfeit $50,000 in savings if they find that money is connected to the drugs in any way.
Lamont M. Johnson waived a probable cause determination at the hearing Friday morning.
Johnson is also charged with one count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, less that 500 grams.
His detention hearing is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday morning.
Update (July 19):
LITTLE ROCK, AR - There are new details about the arrest of an Arkansas State Police officer.
Federal Court officials in Little Rock say Sedrick Reed was arrested on a Complaint for possession with intent to distribute less than 500 grams of cocaine.
A second man, Lamont M. Johnson was also arrested.
The men will appear before a U.S. Magistrate this afternoon.
Original story (July 18):
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- An Arkansas State Policeman is being held in the Pulaski County Jail.
Officials with the U.S. Attorney's office say 43-year-old Sedrick Reed, of Hope, was arrested around 4:30 Thursday afternoon.
While the nature of the charges Reed faces is still unclear, he is being held for U.S. Marshals in the Pulaski County Jail.
Reed is expected to be arraigned on Friday.
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