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Firestone man indicted in cocaine trafficking case

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By The Staff

GLENDALE — A Firestone man has been indicted by a grand jury and faces charges related to cocaine trafficking.

Scott T. Black, 39, a former Glendale police officer, appeared in court Jan. 24 after being indicted along with an Aurora man, Oscar S. Garcia, 35.

The indictment, filed in Colorado’s U.S. District Court, accuses Black of using his position as a police officer to check license plates for Garcia from March 2011 to December 2013, as well as lying to an FBI agent.

Black had worked with the Glendale Police Department for five years priotr to his resignation last November; he also had eight years of previous law enforcement experience and also served four years in the United States Army.

Black is charged with one count of use of a communications facility to facilitate drug trafficking (which carries a penalty of up to four years in prison and $250,000 in fines); two counts of intentionally gaining unauthorized access to a computer (each count carries a penalty of up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines); two counts of knowing and willfully making a materially false representation to an FBI agent (up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines); and one count of conspiracy to gain unauthorized access to a computer data base (up to five years in prison and $250,000 in fines).

Black is due back in court Wednesday, Jan. 29.