8-year sentence stands in ex-officer's 'pot' case

Not entitled to reduction, panel rules

Posted: July 2, 2014 at 3:39 a.m.

A panel of the 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday upheld a more than 8 1/2-year sentence for former Little Rock police officer Mark Anthony Jones. He admitted to helping escort a load of marijuana across the city in 2012 -- but later said he did so only because the FBI dangled an irresistible wad of cash in front of him.

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