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Jan 28, 2014 5:02 PM

Former Police Officer Charged With Bribery For Giving Info To Accused Drug Dealer

A former police officer in Wayne County has been arrested and charged with bribery, the Wayne County Clerk's office confirmed Tuesday.

Former Monticello Police Officer Allen Braden was arrested Tuesday by Monticello Police accused of giving details about an investigation to an alleged drug dealer while a sworn police officer, from February through September of 2013.

According to official documents, Braden told Lee Floyd Bebley information about a drug investigation, including details like the home addresses, vehicles and families of the agents investigating Bebley. He told Bebley which police officers were working at particular times and where they were looking for Bebley, the documents said.

In return for this information, Braden was paid $100 per week - sometimes in cash, sometimes in drugs - according to court documents.

Braden is charged with bribery of a public servant, and theft by unlawful taking or disposition. The latter charge stems from Braden not returning his weapon to the Monticello Police Department after termination.

He was arrested Tuesday and has since been bonded out.

Braden's court appearance is schedule for Feb. 3 at 9 a.m.

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