Prosecutors claim that Louvado earned $10,000 from selling drugs that were supposed to be turned in as evidence to police headquarters after a search of a pickup truck. Federal agents say that Louvado denied that he and two other cops split the proceeds from selling the stolen cocaine.
Reports noted that Louvado’s crime was discovered while FBI agents were probing misconduct by Baltimore police’s Gun Trace Task Force. The task force has been disbanded, and numerous members of that unit were accused of robberies, extortion, falsifying evidence, and defrauding the police. While Louvado didn’t work for the task force, he worked with a sergeant of the former unit—Wayne Jenkins.