Former Gary cop officially charged with dealing, illegal gun sale
By Teresa Auch Schultz email@example.com September 20, 2012 2:46PM
Updated: October 22, 2012 6:22AM
Former Gary police officer David Finley Jr. has officially been charged with seven counts in federal court, including two counts of dealing cocaine.
The grand jury indictment, which was filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court in Hammond, claims that David Finley Jr., 31, of Merrillville, also illegally bought a gun to sell to someone who couldn’t legally buy one.
Finley was arrested in August after FBI agents started investigating him when they got a tip that Finley sold cocaine to the informant’s girlfriend. He was released on a $20,000 bond but has since resigned from the Gary Police Department.
The indictment says that the two cocaine dealing charges took place on July 27 and July 30. He was also charged with one count each of making false statements to buy a firearm on Aug. 7, selling a gun to a prohibited person on Aug. 7, distributing marijuana on Aug. 7, possession with the intent to distribute cocaine on Aug. 14 and possession of a gun for drug trafficking on Aug. 14.
His arraignment is scheduled for Monday morning.