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Former Hampton detective sentenced to 6 years for drug conspiracy

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Posted at 6:57 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 19:02:10-05

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - A former Hampton detective was sentenced to six years in prison for conspiracy to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine.

According to court documents, 32-year-old Deangelo Freeman conspired with local drug dealers while he was a detective in the Special Investigations Unit of the Hampton Police Division.

Court docs say Freeman was associated with a number of individuals who were selling large quantities of cocaine, including Alex Burnett who owned 9Rounds Gym in Hampton Town Center.

Freeman admitted to providing information to Burnett about an ongoing federal criminal investigation that he was serving as a narcotics detective on and participating in the investigation of Burnett.

Freeman provided Burnett with the identity of a confidential informant, according to court documents. Officials say Freeman provided the information to compromise the investigation and to help Burnett’s drug distribution activities.