The news is out: [A former Baltimore police detective was sentenced to federal prison for his role in stealing and selling 3 kilograms of cocaine from a drug bust and later lying to the FBI, according to the Department of Justice.
Ivo Louvado, 47, was sentenced to 14 months in prison, three years of supervised release, and 100 hours of community service for making false statements to federal agents.
According to court filings, Louvado and his squad participated in a search warrant against a local drug dealer when the group found a “significant quantity” of cocaine inside of a pickup truck in 2009. By the end of the bust, Louvado’s group turned over 41 kilograms of cocaine to the Baltimore Police Department’s Evidence Control Unit via a surveillance van.
After turning the massive quantity of cocaine over to the department, Louvado and two other officers discovered three additional kilograms of cocaine inside of the surveillance van. Rather than turn the cocaine back to the department, prosecutors allege Louvado and the officers decided to sell it and split the proceeds. According to the DOJ, Louvado received $10,000 for his cut of the cocaine sales.]
Ivo Louvado is not alone. A good cop is one who hasn’t been caught yet.