Ex-Chicago Cop Charged With Robbing Drug Dealers Arrested in Detroit After 15 Years on Lam, FBI Says

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19 September 2017 | 9:52 pm

A former police officer wanted for conspiracy to steal drugs and money from drug dealers and then sell the narcotics in the Chicago area was arrested Tuesday, federal authorities announced.

Hicks, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said, and four unnamed accomplices posed as Drug Enforcement Administration task force officers and draw up fake search warrants for stash houses of known drug dealers. After raiding the stash houses, Hicks and his accomplices would then take drugs, cash and other valuables to another dealer to be sold and then split the profits, the FBI said.

Eddie Hicks, also known as Clarence Jenkins, failed to appear at a 2003trial to face drug and Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organization Act charges, federal authorities said.

An arrest warrant was issued for him after he was charged with failure to appear based on the original charges of RICO, conspiracy and possession and distribution of a controlled substance.

The Chicago Tribune reports Hicks, 68, was a sergeant in the Chicago Police Department with 29 years on the force. He was arrested in Detroit after 15 years on the lam. Two years after Hicks went on the run, his signature appeared on land records giving his son, also a Chicago police cop, property on the South Side Hicks used for his $150,000 bond.

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