NORFOLK, Va. - A former Hampton Police officer was arrested in Idaho on Wednesday on drug and tampering charges related to a Hampton Roads drug trafficking ring.
An indictment says Deangelo Freeman, 30, conspired with Alex Jermaine Burnett, aka “Da Boss” aka “Styles”, Charles McMillan aka “Cee Mack”, Charles Bailey, Jr., Mario Deyon Barrett aka “Rio”, Jordan Davis, and Stanley Freeman aka “Pacman”, to distribute various drugs, including heroin and cocaine, in Hampton Roads.
Freeman also allegedly committed witness tampering by providing the identity of an FBI confidential informant to his co-conspirators.
The crimes allegedly occurred between August 2017 and October 2017, according to the indictment.
Police say Freeman was born in Virginia. In a statement to News 3, Hampton Police say he was hired with the Hampton Police Division as a patrolman in 2010. They say he separated from city employment last year.
His co-conspirators, including Burnett, were charged with running a drug trafficking organization inside of a Newport News gym - 9 Rounds Fitness - just last year.
News 3 dug a little deeper into Freeman's history and found out he was awarded the Medal of Valor for his heroic efforts in a domestic incident in 2012 while working with the Hampton Police Division.
Freeman has been charged with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute narcotics, distribution of narcotics and tampering with a witness.
He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a maximum sentence of life in prison.