Former Ada officer gets 6 1/2 years in drug case

Wednesday, December 5th 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) _ A former Ada assistant police chief received a 6 1/2-year prison sentence in a drug case, U.S. Attorney Sheldon Sperling said Wednesday.

Dennis Edmond Corvin, 40, had pleaded guilty earlier to drug charges. He admitted establishing a drug manufacturing operation and possessing a firearm during and in relation to drug trafficking.

A search of Corvin's home earlier this year turned up marijuana, methamphetamine, manufacturing ingredients, drug paraphernalia and firearms.

Authorities said they discovered Corvin was selling drugs while talking to a confidential informant involved in the methamphetamine trade. The informant and the former law officer were planning to cook methamphetamine together, authorities alleged.

Corvin worked for the Ada Police Department for more than 20 years before retiring in 1999.