LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The third of five Arkansas law enforcement officers indicted in a drug-trafficking and corruption investigation has pleaded guilty to money laundering and extortion.
Federal prosecutors agreed to drop the remaining charges against former Helena-West Helena Police Officer Herman Eaton in exchange for his guilty plea Thursday in Little Rock. Prosecutors are also recommending a 16-month prison sentence for Eaton.
Eaton and four other law enforcement officers were indicted last year in a corruption and drug-trafficking investigation in eastern Arkansas. Sixty-six other people were indicted in the probe dubbed "Operation Delta Blues."
Helena-West Helena Police Officer Robert "Bam Bam" Rogers and former Marvell Police Officer Robert Wahls entered guilty pleas last month.
Eaton's attorney, Blake Hendrix, declined to comment.
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