Ex-narcotics detectives charged in scheme to steal drug cash

Three former narcotics detectives in the Cleveland suburbs face federal corruption charges in what authorities say was a scheme to steal thousands of dollars from suspected drug dealers.

The FBI says 42-year-old Torris Moore was arrested Thursday. Thirty-three-year-old Antonio Malone and 38-year-old Eric Jones have been charged by information and will be summoned to appear in court. A charge by information typically indicates a defendant is cooperating.

All three have resigned from the East Cleveland Police Department in the last year.

Charging documents say the three detectives falsified reports, conducted illegal searches and committed other crimes to steal cash from suspected drug dealers. Authorities say the detectives' compromised legitimate cases. All three are charged with conspiracy.

Attorneys for the three former detectives could not immediately be reached for comment.