|Updated: 2/16/2012 6:02 pm
||Published: 2/16/2012 5:58 pm
LITTLE ROCK, AR – A police officer facing federal drug trafficking charges pleaded guilty to extortion and money laundering.
Herman Eaton, formerly of the Helena-West Helena Police Department, is the third of 5 indicted officers to plead guilty to charges stemming from “Operation Delta Blues,” a drug investigation in eastern Arkansas. The other two, Winston Dean Jackson and Marlene Kalb, are awaiting trial.
The plea agreement calls for Eaton to be sentenced to 16 months in prison.