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Ex-Durham officer reaches plea deal on drugs, weapons charges

Posted March 19, 2010

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— A former Durham police officer on Thursday agreed to a plea deal on federal drugs and weapons charges, according to court documents.

Sherrod Peace, 35, pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug-trafficking crime. A charge of distributing less than 5 grams of crack cocaine will be dismissed.

Under the agreement, Peace will serve at least five years in prison, will not be eligible for parole or probation and could be fined up to $250,000.

Peace will remain free on bond until he is sentenced in August.

An internal investigation of events on Dec. 21, 2009, led to the federal indictment of Peace in late January.

Peace resigned from the Durham Police Department on Dec. 31, 2009. He had joined the department in 2003 and was assigned to the Uniform Patrol Bureau.

He was also a defensive lineman for the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill football team in 1998 and 1999.

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  • gandalla Mar 19, 2010

    Since he was a former UNC football player and police office he will certainly make friends quickly in prison. At least now he will have something to write home about.
    superman
    im sure he will have a lot of suitors haha

  • superman Mar 19, 2010

    Since he was a former UNC football player and police office he will certainly make friends quickly in prison. At least now he will have something to write home about.

  • gandalla Mar 19, 2010

    I hope the DA takes a look at all the cases this model officer worked on.

  • meh2 Mar 19, 2010

    Couch - a good man does not use his position to bully others. But I see where you are going with the president.

  • wildcat Mar 19, 2010

    A great career wasted because of stupidy.

  • 5-113 FA Retired Mar 19, 2010

    He is what's more commonly known as a "full service" LEO.

  • ncguy Mar 19, 2010

    Why did they have to put he was a tarheel football player?

    what does that have to do with anything?

    PS" Ms couch-

    Society is tired of these types of stories- I'm sure he is a good man or else he wouldn't have joined the force. Too bad Greed gets to the best of men.

  • wildcat Mar 19, 2010

    I am glad to here he was sentence. Justice is now or will be served very soon.

  • gandalla Mar 19, 2010

    Tell us how much more it is. If a prison knows they have a high risk inmate and do nothing to prevent him from being attacked, don't you think the following law suit would cost more? I got an idea, why don't me and you let the people at the prison decide how to best handle this inmate. I'm sure they have housed one or two high rish inmates before and are prepared to deal with this too without your expertise.
    anitov

    Well by that logic than we can say that prison rape doest occur since no one has filed a lawsuit right.

  • thepeopleschamp Mar 19, 2010

    gandalla, while you are explaining your vast knowledge of prison management, please explain your "lol" comment in the article about someone attempting to kill officers in California. Even my friend journey made a respectful and supportive remark on that one. What was so funny about that article?

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