BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Baltimore police officer who prosecutors say provided protection for a purported drug trafficker has been sentenced to five years in prison.
Ashley Roane, 26, of Pikesville pleaded guilty in November to extortion and aggravated identity theft. She was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Baltimore.READ MORE: Inside The Case: How Federal Agents Built Their Investigation Into Catherine Pugh's 'Healthy Holly' Book Scandal
According to her plea, Roane, a five-year veteran of the police department, stood watch in her uniform while a person purportedly got heroin from a vehicle provided by the FBI. That person was actually an informant.READ MORE: 3 Dead In Domestic-Related Laurel Shooting, Child Hospitalized
Prosecutors also say she provided information on people who were arrested to conspirators who used it to file fraudulent tax returns.MORE NEWS: Police Continue To Investigate Woodlawn Shooter's Background, Neighbors Say They Have Been Complaining For Years
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