D.A. Drops 640 Drug Charges in Baton Rouge Due to Alleged Police Corruption

Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore’s office has dropped 640 drug cases tied directly to alleged corruption in the Baton Rouge Police Department’s narcotics division. All of the cases were handled by officers Jeremiah Ardoin and Jason Acree. Acree was charged with one count of distribution/possession of marijuana and one count of malfeasance in office, and Ardoin was charged for more minor alleged crimes involving stolen property. An investigation revealed that another officer witnessed Acree stealing marijuana that had been seized as evidence in a drug case, which he admitted to…

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