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Columbus Detective Indicted On Drug And Gun Charges
A Columbus police detective has been indicted on charges that he provided armed security for a man picking up a call full of heroin.
Stevie Billups was arrested in July on charges of attempted distribution of heroin and carrying a gun during a drug-trafficking crime. Billups has been on unpaid leave since his arrest.
Investigators say Billups met a suspected drug dealer several times at Hollywood Casino Columbus. The drug suspect was later arrested, and prosecutors say he let police listen in on a call where Billups agreed to take $5,000 in exchange for protection in a drug payment and a drug pickup.
Billups was arrested after the second incident.
Billups’ attorney claimed shortly after the July arrest that his client has a gambling problem and was a victim of entrapment.