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Former east Arkansas police officer to go on trial

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Associated Press

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A former police officer charged in a sweeping drug and corruption investigation in eastern Arkansas is scheduled to go on trial.

Former Helena-West Helena Police Sgt. Marlene Kalb's trial is scheduled to begin Monday in federal court in Little Rock.

Kalb has pleaded not guilty to money laundering and drug-related charges and has maintained her innocence in the case.

She is 1 of 6 former law enforcement officers indicted in an investigation called "Operation Delta Blues." The probe focused on corruption and drug trafficking in the Mississippi Delta town of Helena-West Helena.

Four other former law officers have pleaded guilty to various charges in the case. Dozens of other people were also indicted in the investigation.

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