Former Columbus Police Detective Sentenced For Drug Crimes

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Former Columbus Police Detective Stevie Billups was sentenced on Friday to 57 months in prison for crimes he committed through his involvement with a local drug dealer.

The sentencing comes after Billups pleaded guilty last November to one count of attempted possession with intent to distribute heroin. According to court documents, Billups provided armed protection for two transactions involving drugs while he was a Columbus Police officer.

Billups was involved in two stings by the FBI, in which he protected a drug dealer in the pickup of drug money.  He received a total of $5,000 in exchange for providing protection to the dealer during the transactions.

Judge James Graham also fined Billups $10,000 and ordered him to serve three years of supervised release after he completes his prison sentence.

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