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Former officers get 10 years for protecting 'drug deals'

Anthony Payne, Jr (Source: Facebook) Anthony Payne, Jr (Source: Facebook)
Monyette Jefferson (Source: Facebook) Monyette Jefferson (Source: Facebook)
Terence Jenkins (Source: Facebook) Terence Jenkins (Source: Facebook)
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Three former Jackson Police officers have been sentenced for taking bribes to protect who they believed to be drug traffickers in 2010.

Monyette Jefferson, 28, Terence Jenkins, 26, and Anthony Payne Jr., 26, were sentenced to several years in jail. Jefferson and Jenkins each received 10 years behind bars and to pay restitution, while Payne will serve nine years in jail.

Jefferson is currently in police custody, and Jenkins and Payne have until April 15 to turn themselves into authorities.

The then officers were protecting what they believed to be drug transactions. On June 25, 2010, Jefferson and Payne met with undercover agents posing as a drug dealer to discuss protection of a shipment of cocaine.

Later that day, Jefferson arrived at Hawkins Field and assisted in removing four suitcases from a plane and was paid $6,000 for his protection. On that same day, Jenkins provided protection for a drug transaction of 20 kilos of cocaine between two undercover agents at Hawkins Field. Jenkins was paid $5,000.

Later that afternoon, Payne and Jefferson provided protection for another cocaine purchase set up by undercover agents. Payne was paid an additional $5,000.

In each instance the defendants were either in their JPD uniform or driving their patrol vehicle.

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