BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A former Baltimore police officer was sentenced Monday to 14 months in prison for making false statements about a scheme to sell three kilograms of cocaine seized during an investigation, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland said.
Ivo Louvado, 47, of Bel Air, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release and 100 hours of community service.READ MORE: Maryland State Police Investigating Fatal Pedestrian-Involved Crash In Prince George's County
According to his guilty plea, Louvado and other officers were taking part in a surveillance operation in west Baltimore in February 2009 when they found a large amount of cocaine inside a vehicle.
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In total, officials seized 41 grams of cocaine, but three kilograms were left in the surveillance van. Instead of turning the drugs in, Louvado and two others, including officer Victor Rivera, gave it to a confidential informant of Rivera’s to sell and shared the proceeds. Louvado reportedly earned $10,000.
During a 2018 interview with the FBI, Louvado lied about the incident and hid other information, according to the guilty plea.
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