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Officers arrested on extortion charges

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Dewarne A. Jackson, 29, of 413-8 Emerald Trace Drive, Ruston was arrested on warrants charging him with three counts of malfeasance in office and two counts of theft, one less than $100 and one less than $500.

Sheriff Mike Stone announced the arrests after the two officers were taken into custody following an “extensive undercover operation.”

“The investigation started in January when we learned some motorists stopped by the two GSU officers were allegedly asked to provide cash in lieu of receiving citations or facing arrest,” Stone said.

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