Four Police Officers Arrested In Undercover Drug Operation

Sunday, October 24th 1999, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Four law-enforcement officers and two civilians
have been charged with drug crimes after they allegedly kicked in
the door of house and stole money and cocaine last week.

Charges against the six men -- three of them brothers -- were
filed yesterday in Houston. One Houston police officer two Pasadena
marshal's deputies and a reserve deputy with the Pasadena marshal's
office were among those charged.

Hearings are scheduled for tomorrow. Bond for each was set at $1
million or more.

Investigators said one of the suspects - while on duty - pulled
over a recreational vehicle Thursday, arrested its driver and took
cocaine from the driver.

Authorities say he and his accomplices - who were driving
Pasadena city marshal's vehicles - then went to a home where they
kicked in the door and took more cocaine and money.

The officers have been relieved of duty pending the outcome of
the case.