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Lake City police officer charged with drug trafficking

LAKE CITY, SC (WIS) - A Lake City police officer is charged with drug trafficking.

Shanita McKnight, 34, is also accused of extortion, using her position as an officer to wrongfully obtain monies from other individuals. Albergail McFadden, 52, was also charged in the case.

The maximum penalty for the drug offense is imprisonment from 10 years to life, and fines of $4,000,000 to $8,000,000.  The maximum penalty for the extortion offense is a fine of $250,000 and/or imprisonment for 20 years.

The case was investigated by agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, SLED and the Florence County Sheriff's Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Deborah B. Barbier and Mark C. Moore, both of the Columbia office, are prosecuting the case.

Posted by Chantelle Janelle

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