Ex-officer pleads guilty in drug case

City policewoman tried to warn boyfriend of raid

April 17, 2004|By Allison Klein | Allison Klein,SUN STAFF

Former Baltimore police Officer Aleacia L. Hill, 26, pleaded guilty in Circuit Court yesterday to conspiring to sell drugs, about a year after she tried to tip off her boyfriend that police were about to raid their home.

In a plea agreement, Hill was given a five-year suspended sentence and five years' probation. City prosecutors dropped charges of misconduct and attempting to hinder an investigation.

Hill learned that detectives had issued an arrest warrant for her boyfriend, Victor Clark, at an early morning roll call meeting at the Southern District station in March last year. She immediately went to the ladies' locker room and called Clark, trying to warn him, according to a statement of facts read to the court yesterday by prosecutor Nicole Krivda.

Instead of getting Clark on the telephone, a detective answered, Krivda said. Police had already raided the house, in the 1300 block of Halstead Road in the Hillendale area of Baltimore County.

Police found more than 38 grams of cocaine, a scale, a razor blade and two guns, according to court records.

Police also raided other homes in Baltimore that they believed Clark, 34, was using as drug houses. One was in the 1100 block of Hollins St., and the other was in the 4800 block of Greencrest Road. There, they found more drugs, paraphernalia and gun cartridges, court records show.

Hill also pleaded guilty April 7 in Baltimore County to possession with intent to distribute cocaine. She was given the same sentence as in the city - a five-year suspended sentence and five years' probation.

She has denied being involved in her boyfriend's activities.

Hill graduated from the police academy in September 2001 and was assigned to the Southern District before being charged.

Clark's case, also scheduled for yesterday, was postponed until Monday. Two co-defendants who prosecutors said worked in Clark's drug organization pleaded guilty yesterday.

Gregory Moore, 36, of the 4800 block of Greencrest Road pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin and distribution of heroin. Phillip Hines, 33, of the 3900 block of Frederick Road pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute heroin. Both will be sentenced in June by Circuit Judge John N. Prevas.

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