Lafayette

Jul 19, 2013 9:15 AM by AP

6 arrested in stolen cocaine case

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Six people, including two former employees of the East Baton Rouge Parish Clerk of Court's Office, have been indicted on charges that included possession of cocaine stolen from the clerk's evidence vault.
Former clerk employee William Bates Colvin is accused of stealing more than 48 pounds of cocaine from the evidence vault.

Colvin, the son of state District Judge Kay Bates, also is accused of smuggling firearms from the evidence room.

District Attorney Hillar Moore III says the stolen cocaine and weapons had been seized from accused drug dealers and murderers.

In addition to cocaine possession, Colvin and Debra Bell are charged with malfeasance. And Colvin is charged with six counts of obstruction of justice.

It was unclear whether those indicted have attorneys.

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