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Two former Columbia police officers going to prison for conspiracy

COLUMBIA, MS (WDAM) -

This is a news release from the attorney generals office

Jackson, MS- Two former Columbia police officers have been sentenced after pleading guilty to conspiracy to transfer controlled substances, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Michael Steven Bullock,  35, of Hattiesburg, pleaded guilty Thursday to two counts of conspiracy to transfer a controlled substance and co-defendant Herbert Cocroft,  45, of Sumrall, pleaded guilty to one count.

Marion County Circuit Court Judge Anthony A. Mozingo sentenced Bullock to 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections, five to serve, five years supervised probation and to pay $5,000 in fines, $1,000 to the Crime Victims Compensation Fund and court costs.

Cocroft, who assisted authorities in their investigation, was sentenced to five years suspended and five years supervised probation. He was ordered to pay $1,000 to the Crime Victims Compensation fund.

At the time the crimes were committed, Bullock and Cocroft were on duty as Columbia police officers. 

"It is disheartening when law enforcement officers admit to violating the  very laws they are sworn to uphold," said Attorney General Hood.  "No one is above the law."

The matter was investigated as a joint operation by Attorney General investigators Ronnie Odom and Danny Welch and agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations.

The cases were prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Stan Alexander. 

 

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