A probation officer arrested nearly a year after five other law enforcement officers were charged in a large federal investigation into drugs and corruption in eastern Arkansas has been sentenced to 18 months.
Roxanne Davis in April entered a guilty plea in April to a single charge of extortion. A second count was then dismissed.
Davis was arrested in September 2012 as part of the Operation Delta Blues investigation on accusations of accepting bribes to ignore drug trafficking perpetrated by men she was in charge of supervising.
Four of the other five law enforcement officers also reached plea deals and were sentenced to prison. A fifth, Marlene Kalb, was found guilty at trial and recently was sentenced earlier this year to 30 months in prison.
In all, more than 70 defendants were indicted in the Delta Blues probe, which focused of drug trafficking in Phillips County and extending into other parts of Arkansas and surrounding states.
Read more in tomorrow's Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.