Ex-Glendale cop Scott Black pleads guilty to helping a suspected cocaine dealer

DENVER - A former Glendale police officer has pleaded guilty to federal charges involving help he gave a drug suspect.

Scott T. Black, 39, pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting the suspect in federal court Friday.

According to a grand jury indictment, Black is accused of assisting Oscar S. Garcia with cocaine trafficking by using his official law enforcement position to request Glendale police dispatchers to “run” license plates through the Colorado Crime Information Center and the National Crime Information Center. The indictment does not say what Garcia allegedly did with the information the searches yielded, or why Black helped Garcia.

Garcia is charged with cocaine possession with intent to distribute.

As part of a plea agreement, prosecutors withdrew charges against Black that included lying to an FBI agent.

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