Ohio policeman pleads guilty to drug-case count

CINCINNATI (AP) — A southwest Ohio police officer has pleaded guilty to depositing money meant to avoid bank reporting requirements in a case stemming from an alleged conspiracy to smuggle marijuana.

Bryon Roos had pleaded not guilty in August to charges of money laundering, illegally structuring financial transactions, and conspiring to bring hundreds of pounds of marijuana to southern Ohio from Texas. On Thursday he pleaded guilty to a count of structuring financial transactions to evade federal reporting requirements.

The 43-year-old man was indicted with 10 other men. Some have agreed to plead guilty to some charges while other counts were dropped.

Details of Roos' plea weren't immediately available. A federal judge ordered a presentencing investigation of Roos, a veteran, decorated officer in the Cincinnati suburb of North College Hill.

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