Planting Drug Evidence

A former Pulaski County constable who intended to run for sheriff was sentenced Monday to eleven years and eight months in prison, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader.Michael Wallace, who was convicted on charges of planting drug evidence on people to create a false pretense for searches and arrests, will have to serve at least 85 percent of that sentence under federal rules.U.S. District Judge Robert E. Wier says Wallace violated fundamental constitutional rights with the searches.“This whole case ultimately comes down to the rule of law in America,” Wier said. “You can’t pursue criminals by becoming a criminal.”

Source: MG News

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