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AG's Office Arrests Two Former Columbia Police Officers

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Michael Steven Bullock, Marion County Sheriff's Dept. Michael Steven Bullock, Marion County Sheriff's Dept.
Herbert Cocroft, Marion County Sheriff's Dept. Herbert Cocroft, Marion County Sheriff's Dept.

According to Attorney General Jim Hood  two former police officers were arrested for conspiracy to transfer controlled substances.

Michael Steven Bullock, 35, of Hattiesburg and Herbert Cocroft, 45, of Sumrall were arrested Monday at their homes following an indictment by the Marion County Grand Jury.

Bullock was indicted on two counts of conspiracy to transfer controlled substances, and Cocroft was indicted on one count.

The charges stem from actions that took place while Bullock and Cocroft were on duty as Columbia police officers.  

According to Columbia Police Chief, Lt. Clint McMurry, the two resigned from the department in January.

Bond is set at 40 thousand dollars for Bullock and 20 thousand dollars for Cocroft.

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