04/01/2006

Ex-top La. cop who sold crack gets 7 yrs. in prison, probation

By Matt Scallan, River Parishes bureau
Times-Picayune (New Orleans)

Former Lutcher Police Chief Corey Pittman, who pleaded guilty to selling crack cocaine while in office, was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in prison and three years of supervised probation, according to U.S. Attorney Jim Letten.

U.S. District Court Judge Ginger Berrigan sentenced Pittman to 92 months in prison. He pleaded guilty in December to selling 56.1 grams of crack cocaine to undercover officers.

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