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