By John Crump
U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Former Baltimore Police Sgt. Wayne Jenkins, 37, of Middle River, MD who was in charge of the now disbanded Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force has pleaded guilty in federal court to racketeering.
Federal authorities have arrested a total of nine officers from the disgraced Baltimore Gun Trace Task Force for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and drugs. Prosecutors accuse the GTTF of reselling the drugs and splitting the profits with a drug dealer they supplied. The task force would install GPS trackers on known drug dealer cars and then have a third party break into the cars and steal the cash and drugs. This tactic wasn’t the only thing that task force used.
Jenkins and his fellow task force members would also break into suspected drug dealer houses for what is known as a “sneak and peak.” The officers conducted these searches without a warrant to get an inventory of what was in the houses. The officers would then have a third party rob the home of drugs and cash to resell the narcotics.
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