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Prosecutors: Former Atlanta cop worked with drug dealers, ‘seized’ cash from their rivals

April 2, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Prosecutors: Former Atlanta cop worked with drug dealers, ‘seized’ cash from their rivals

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Ex-cop Lori Monique Johnson indicted in drug dealing theft scheme

A former police officer in the Atlanta-area has been indicted in a theft scheme after she allegedly stole money that she would split with drug dealers.

Lori Monique Johnson, 33, was implicated in the theft scheme, in which, she reportedly robbed the cash during bogus traffic stops targeting the rival drug dealers of her partners, according to the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office.

Johnson has been charged in a 24-count grand jury indictment with violation of the Georgia RICO act and 14 counts of violation of oath by a law enforcement officer.

The former officer stands accused of stealing $150,000 in drug money during three phony traffic stops that started in March 2015.

Officials allege Johnson intentionally targeted drug dealers because they were less likely to report the theft to authorities.

After each stop, Johnson would share cash with her associates and then received a cut of the stolen illicit drug proceeds.

Prosecutors said the investigation uncovered Johnso had made multiple deposits at a local bank.

“The reprehensible actions of Ms. Johnson are unacceptable and do not reflect the standards of the DeKalb County Police Department,” Chief James Conroy said to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

“Her actions tarnish the service which is demonstrated by our honorable law enforcement officers every day.”

The FBI was requested to assist in the investigation, according to Fox 5 Atlanta.

Johnson posted bond and was released on Friday.

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