MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A former police officer in Memphis, Tennessee, has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for his role in a heroin smuggling scheme.
News outlets report 26-year-old Terrion Bryson was also sentenced Thursday to five years of supervised release upon the completion of his prison term.
Records say police were told last year that Bryson and former Officer Kevin Coleman were stealing money and drugs during traffic stops. Police say Bryson and Coleman later met with an undercover Memphis police officer they thought was a drug dealer and agreed to escort heroin to a storage facility.
They were paid thousands of dollars for the escort and were arrested shortly afterward. Both pleaded guilty to drug and extortion charges. Coleman was sentenced in November to 10 years in federal prison.