Originally posted on CBS St. Louis:
CHICAGO (AP) - Authorities have accused a 41-year-old East St. Louis police detective of drug trafficking.
Court filings say Orlando “Monte” Ward entered a not guilty plea in a federal court in East St. Louis on Friday.
The grand jury indictment charges the Belleville man with conspiracy to distribute cocaine. It says at least five kilograms were involved but doesn’t specify exactly how much.