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Police officer helps drug traffickers by delivering their drugs

By Mason White 6:04 AM October 13, 2017
Antonio Tillmon
Antonio Tillmon
By: Alexis Bell

A police officer was fired from his job after being arrested for taking bribes in order to protect shipments of drugs.

The man who worked for the Windsor Police Department in North Carolina, was found guilty of accepting money from a large-scale drug trafficking organization in exchange for protecting their shipments of narcotics.

33-year-old Antonio Tillmon was found guilty of drug, firearm, and bribery charges following a week-long jury trial.

According to court documents, Tillmon accepted $6,500 from undercover FBI agents posing as drug traffickers in return for transporting a total of 30 kilograms of heroin from North Carolina to Maryland, on three separate occasions.

On each occasion, Tillman carried his Windsor Police Department badge and a firearm and was prepared to use his badge and fake documentation to evade drug interdiction by legitimate law enforcement.

On the day of his arrest, Tillmon was preparing to participate in another drug run and he had brought with him five firearms, including an assault rifle.

Tillmon was sentenced by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm J. Howard to 15 years in prison and 5 years of supervised release.

Fourteen other defendants, 12 of whom were law enforcement or correctional officers, were charged as a result of this investigation.

Those defendants all pleaded guilty to various offenses and were all previously sentenced.