Gary Tuggle

Ex-Philly cop pleads guilty to drug conspiracy with Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force

Ex-Philly cop pleads guilty to drug conspiracy with Baltimore Police Gun Trace Task Force

Three days into his trial, a former Baltimore and Philadelphia police officer changed course and pleaded guilty to charges that he conspired to sell drugs with corrupt members of the Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trace Task Force.

The defense attorney for Eric Snell, 34, said his client felt the weight of the government’s evidence against him, which included testimony from a convicted Baltimore police officer who told jurors how he funneled stolen cocaine and heroin to Snell to be sold on the streets of Philadelphia. Federal prosecutors had text messages and cell phone location data to back up the testimony.

Snell “came to the realization yesterday that completing this...

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