S Fla. Police Capt. Among 8 Charged in Drug Ring

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

MIAMI (AP) -- Eight people including a South Florida police
captain are facing federal drug trafficking charges involving
cocaine, oxycodone and Ecstasy.

Federal prosecutors say Opa Locka police Capt. Arthur Balom was
among those indicted on four drug-related offenses. The charges
carry combined maximum prison sentences of up to 40 years.

Balom and the others are set to make their first court appearances Friday in Miami. Court records did not indicate whether any of the suspects had lawyers.

Prosecutors say the indictment followed a two-year investigation
into drug trafficking in Opa Locka involving federal, state and
local law enforcement agencies.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
AP-NY-11-17-11 1714EST

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