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Ex-Hampton police officer charged in connection to drug conspiracy

A Hampton Police officer is charged with tampering with a FBI witness. (Courtesy FBI)
A former Hampton Police officer is charged with tampering with a FBI witness and conspiring to distribute drugs. (Courtesy FBI)

A man who once worked as a Hampton police officer is now accused of conspiring to distribute drugs in Hampton Roads and tampering with a FBI witness, authorities say.

Thirty-year-old Deangelo Freeman is accused of working with six other people to distribute drugs in Hampton Roads, as well as giving his accused co-conspirators the identity of a FBI confidential informant, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Others who are accused in the alleged conspiracy include: Alex Jermaine Burnett, Charles McMillan, Charles Bailey Jr., Mario Deyon Barrett, Jordan Davis and Stanley Freeman.

Deangelo Freeman was arrested in Idaho on Wednesday. If convicted, he could be sentenced to between 10 years and life in prison.

This article first appeared in our sister publication, Southside Daily.

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