A federal judge set bond at $10,000 for three men, including a DeKalb County police officer and jail deputy, accused of taking payments to protect drug dealers.
Federal Magistrate judge Alan Baverman set a $10,000 bond for suspended DeKalb Police Officer Dorian Williams, 25, former DeKalb jail deputy Monyette McLaurin, 37, and Gregory Lee Harvey, 26, on Feb. 19.
The three were arrested Feb. 12 along with eight current or former law officers, including a Stone Mountain Police officer, from across metro Atlanta in a drug trafficking sting by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). They have been charged with accepting cash to provide protection during drug deals.
Harvey, of Stone Mountain, is one of the civilians charged in the case.
According to the FBI, the officers participated in various stings set up by law enforcement officials. United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said the officers, usually in uniform and displaying a weapon, patrolled the parking lots where the deals took place and monitored the transactions, which were recorded.
McLaurin allegedly portrayed himself as a deputy and provided protection for several drug transactions in 2013. He is charged with attempted possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine and with possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Williams, along with two civilians, accepted $18,000 for their services. He has been charged with conspiring to commit extortion by accepting bribe payments and attempted possession with intent to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine.