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4 of 5 officers in 'Delta Blues' to remain in jail

Four of the five police officers accused of taking part in a drug trafficking and corruption scheme in eastern Arkansas will remain in jail for the near future.
Marlene Kalb, police sergeant for the Helena-West Helena Police Department
Marlene Kalb, police sergeant for the Helena-West Helena Police Department
Robert Rogers, police officer with the Helena-West Helena Police Department
Robert Rogers, police officer with the Helena-West Helena Police Department
Robert Wahls, police officer for the Marvell Police Department
Robert Wahls, police officer for the Marvell Police Department
Herman Eaton, police officer with the Helena-West Helena Police Department
Herman Eaton, police officer with the Helena-West Helena Police Department

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Four of the five police officers accused of taking part in a drug trafficking and corruption scheme in eastern Arkansas will remain in jail for the near future.

According to court filings, Winston Dean Jackson and Marlene Kalb have waived their rights to hearings before a judge about whether they should be allowed to post bond pending a trial. Two other defendants, Robert "Bam Bam" Rogers and Robert Wahls, were denied bond last week.

The fifth, Herman Eaton, is expected to have a bond hearing this week.

The five officers are accused of taking bribes to protect drug shipments and overlook offenses as part of a four-year investigation dubbed "Operation Delta Blues." Seventy people have been indicted in the investigation. Three of those people remain at large.

 

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