|Updated: 5/30/2012 7:01 pm
||Published: 5/30/2012 3:21 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A former police officer who was accused of accepting bribes and looking the other way while drug traffickers shipped illegal drugs throughout the region has been sentenced to two years in prison.
U.S. District Judge Bill Wilson sentenced former Marvell police officer Robert Wahls on Wednesday as part of a plea agreement with prosecutors.
Wahls is one of five law enforcement officers and 71 people total who were indicted in an investigation dubbed Operation Delta Blues. The probe focused on corruption and drug trafficking in the Mississippi Delta town of Helena-West Helena.
Wahls pleaded guilty in January to extortion and money laundering, and admitted he took money for escorting someone posing as a drug trafficker.
His attorney, Eric Gribble, didn't immediately return a message left after seeking comment.
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