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2 Columbia officers face conspiracy charges

Two former Columbia police officers have been arrested for conspiracy to transfer controlled substances.

"Drug dealing is a scourge to our communities and families," Attorney General Jim Hood said. "It is especially disturbing when law enforcement officers are charged with violating the very laws they are sworn to uphold."

Michael Steven Bullock, 35, of Hattiesburg, and Herbert Cocroft, 45, of Sumrall, were arrested Monday at their respective homes after indictment by the Marion County Grand Jury. Bullock was indicted on two counts of conspiracy to transfer controlled substances, and Cocroft was indicted on one count.

According to Attorney General Hood, the charges stem from actions that took place while Bullock and Cocroft were on duty as Columbia police officers.

The matter was investigated as a joint operation by Attorney General investigators with the Public Integrity Division and agents of the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations.

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