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Former Jackson police officer pleads guilty to stealing from drug suspects

JACKSON, Miss.- Bryan Jones, a former police officer in Jackson, has plead guilty to stealing money from suspected drug dealers.

Jones made his plea in federal court Wednesday. He was charged with one count of interfering with commerce by threats or violence.

In October, Jones was arrested on five counts of the charge and fired by the Jackson Police Department.

The FBI originally accused Jones of tipping off drug dealers on police activity. They set up a sting in 2014 and 2015 to catch Jones in the act. They suspect he has seized $5,000 from an FBI employee.

He could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. His sentencing has been set for September 23. Jones is currently out on a bail of $10,000.

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