COLUMBUS (Kellie Hanna) – The FBI has announced that they arrested Stevie Billups, 48, of Columbus, Ohio, who is a detective with the Columbus Division of Police.
He was arrested for the attempted distribution of heroin and for carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime. Click Here for the FBI Statement on the arrest of Officer Billups. Click Here for the Criminal Complaint against Officer Billups.
The seven page complaint against the officer states he went to the Hollywood Casino over a hundred times since it opened in October 2012 and had bought chips worth nearly $102,000.
He worked with a known drug dealer at the casino and was seen not on only surveillance video but also in person interacting with this person and exchanging money.
According to the documents released by the FBI, the “drug dealer” became an informant for them. He continued to meet with Officer Billups and ultimately showed this exchange of money, drugs, and chips to the FBI.
The investigation into Billups was conducted jointly by the Ohio Casino Control Commission and the FBI’s Central Ohio Public Corruption Task Force which includes Special Agents from the FBI and the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation (BCI).
The F.O.P. said Billups has not reached out for representation but would not represent Billups in a criminal case. SOURCE