Two Houston police officers accused of stealing from drug dealers made their first court appearances overnight.
The undercover sting that took them down involved drugs stashed in gym bags. They were both busted in their uniforms, and are now charged the drug possession with intent to deliver.
German Ramose and Kendrick Ferguston were both in probable cause court as we learned new details about what investigators allege happened.
This was all part of an internal affairs investigation. There were rumors the officers were robbing dealers in the area, so an undercover sting was set up.
According to court documents, the two men took drugs from an undercover officer on July 31. They allegedly used their city of Houston police uniforms, vehicles and weapons when pulling over the undercover police officer.
“The plan was to steal 18 kilos of cocaine from the undercover officer and then split the proceeds with the undercover officer at a later date,” read the court clerk this morning. “Officer Ferguson, driving the marked patrol vehicle, used his emergency lights and equipment to pull the undercover officer over in the parking lot. Officer Ramos was the passenger in the vehicle.”
Ramos and Ferguson were relieved of duty pending the outcome of the investigation. Both men are charged with drug possession with intent to deliver. Bond for Ramos has been set at $100,000. Bond for Ferguson, who’s also facing a second charge, is $130,000.
Both officers worked at the northwest substation on Teague and Hempstead Highway.
A civilian suspect in this case has not been in court yet.