Ex- Montgomery Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Drug Charges

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By Alabama News Network

A former Montgomery police officer has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges after being arrested in December for his involvement in a marijuana trafficking operation.

 

Lyvanh Rasavong appeared in court Thursday and faces a maximum of five years in prison. AL.com reports 

his attorney, Richard Holmes, says he expects Rasavong to be eligible for probation under advisory sentencing guidelines.

 

Rasavong had worked with the Montgomery Police Department since 1998, and resigned during an investigation after authorities said he was caught delivering more than three pounds of high-grade marijuana from Montgomery to a house in Mobile County.

 

The Mobile County Sheriff's Office says Rasavong was also involved with a 16-acre marijuana growing operation that was shut down in Chunchula, about 20 miles northwest of Mobile.

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