Bond set at $1 mil­lion each for Mem­phis of­fi­cers in drug sting

The Commercial Appeal - - Viewpoint - Yolanda Jones Mem­phis Com­mer­cial Ap­peal USA TO­DAY NET­WORK - TEN­NESSEE SCSO

Two Mem­phis po­lice of­fi­cers ar­rested last week in an un­der­cover drug sting oper­a­tion had their bond set at $1 mil­lion each dur­ing a brief hear­ing Mon­day.

Ter­rion Bryson, 25, and Kevin Coleman, 40, were charged with pos­ses­sion of a con­trolled sub­stance with in­tent to man­u­fac­ture, dis­trib­ute or sell heroin, pos­ses­sion of a firearm in the com­mis­sion of a felony and crim­i­nal at­tempt felony to man­u­fac­ture, dis­trib­ute or sell heroin.

They ap­peared in Gen­eral Ses­sions Court 25 Mon­day morn­ing. The two were given time to hire at­tor­neys and will be back in court April 23.

Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, MPD’s Or­ga­nized Crime Unit in­ves­ti­ga­tors and the FBI’s Tar­nished Blue unit re­ceived in­for­ma­tion in Fe­bru­ary ac­cus­ing the two of­fi­cers of steal­ing drugs and money dur­ing traf­fic stops.

Their ar­rests come in the same week that a fed­eral judge sen­tenced a for­mer Shelby County Sher­iff ’s deputy, Jeremy Drew­ery, to more than five years in prison for charges in­clud­ing ex­tort­ing money from a drug dealer.

Coleman has worked with the Mem­phis po­lice depart­ment since June 2012. Bryson has been an of­fi­cer since Au­gust 2015, ac­cord­ing to a post on MPD’s Face­book page. Both of­fi­cers were as­signed to the Raines Sta­tion precinct.

Mem­phis po­lice of­fi­cers Ter­rion Bryson, left, and Kevin Coleman ar­rested Fri­day on drug charges.

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