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Former Florence Police Officer sentenced to 15 years for drug trafficking

A former Shoals police officer has been ordered to spend the next 15 years in jail for drug trafficking.

The former officer served as a patrolman with the Florence Police Department for 3 years in the 1980's.    

Along with the 15 year sentence, the judge also ordered him to pay a 50 thousand dollar fine.    a stiff sentence that has already been appealed.  

52-year-old Harold Prince White was sentenced to 15 years in prison for trafficking cocaine.

He also had an additional 15 year sentence for unlawful distribution to be served concurrently and was ordered to pay a 50 thousand dollar fine.  

The former officer was arrested March of 2002 at his auto body shop in Rhodesville in Lauderdale County after selling cocaine to an undercover informant.

Lauderdale County District Attorney Chris Connolly says they had plenty of evidence to justify the sentence, "We had the informant who purchased it we had agents who were there on the scene when it happened and we actually seized trafficking quantities of cocaine which is more than 28 grams of cocaine."  

It will now be up to the court of appeals to decide if he will serve the full sentence.

White is being held at the Lauderdale County Detention Center on a 75 thousand dollar appeal bond.

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