News

Former Officer Sentenced To Probation For Having Drugs Planted In Ex-Wife’s Car

View Comments
File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a courtroom. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Featured Items

77820352_8Hot Cheerleader - Funny Faces 2014

Small-WttJersey Ads Are Coming

Small-WttWatch: Are You Smarter Than A 6-10?

From Our CBS Music Sites

77820352_815 Things Men Think About During Sex

77820352_8Quiz: How Long Would You Actually Survive In A Horror Movie?

2835932 Former Officer Sentenced To Probation For Having Drugs Planted In Ex Wifes CarTexas Beef Re-Called

77820352_8The Sexiest Halloween Costumes

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

BRYAN, Texas (AP) — A former Central Texas police officer has been sentenced to five years of probation for having drugs planted in his ex-wife’s vehicle during a 2011 custody dispute.

A jury in Bryan last week convicted ex-Madisonville police Sgt. Jeffrey Covington of retaliation. Covington on Monday reached a sentencing agreement for probation and also must serve 30 days in jail, plus give up his peace officer’s license. Drug and official oppression charges were dropped.

Laura Covington was charged with drug possession following a November 2011 traffic stop. Investigators say Jeffrey Covington arranged for a police informant, who later cooperated with prosecutors, to put methamphetamine under his ex-wife’s vehicle. Charges against her were later dropped.

Jeffrey Covington resigned from the police force and gave up custody of his two children amid the investigation.

(© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 25,179 other followers