Feds seek to dismiss cocaine charges against ex-Gary cop

2012-12-17T18:45:00Z 2012-12-17T21:16:59Z Feds seek to dismiss cocaine charges against ex-Gary copTimes Staff nwitimes.com
December 17, 2012 6:45 pm  • 

HAMMOND | The U.S attorney's office filed a motion Monday to dismiss four drug-related charges against a former Gary police officer, court records state.

David Finley Jr., of Merrillville, was indicted in September after the FBI alleged he sold cocaine to an undercover officer, according to a criminal complaint filed in August.

Prosecutors filed a motion Monday to dismiss two counts of distribution of cocaine, possession with intent to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, court records state.

The motion did not give a reason as to why prosecutors are moving to dismiss the charges.

Finley still faces several charges in the original indictment, including making false statements during the purchase of a firearm, sale of a firearm to a prohibited person and distribution of marijuana.

Officials alleged Finley bought a 9 mm handgun from a Gary gun shop and then sold it to a person who wasn't allowed to have a gun.

A trial has been set for 12:30 p.m. Jan. 22 before U.S. District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen.

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