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Md. Police Officer Charged With Drug Trafficking

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GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Montgomery County police officer has been charged with using police databases to help a convicted drug dealer she was having a relationship with.

A criminal complaint announced Wednesday charges Delores Culmer, of Silver Spring, Md., with conspiracy to deal cocaine and computer fraud.

Federal prosecutors say Culmer, 37, used police databases to run records checks on people who were associates of a man authorities identify as her boyfriend and fiancé. Authorities say Culmer ran registration checks on cars owned by the girlfriend of a drug customer who owed a debt to Culmer’s boyfriend. That woman reported her cars were vandalized.

Culmer appeared in federal court Wednesday, where she was ordered held. Her lawyer wouldn’t comment.

Culmer faces up to 30 years in prison for conspiracy and fraud.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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