BY MIKE ROBINSON ASSOCIATED PRESS
Federal agents arrested a Chicago police officer Friday and charged him with conspiring to sell 50 pounds of marijuana.
Joseph Pecora, 27, of Chicago appeared briefly before U.S. Magistrate Judge Arlander Keys and was ordered held in custody pending a bond hearing Monday.
Defense attorney Gerald Collins said he would have no immediate comment on the case.
Federal officials said Pecora is a patrolman stationed in the 18th District, which takes in such affluent areas as Lincoln Park and the Gold Coast just north of downtown.
A Drug Enforcement Administration task force officer said in a five-page affidavit attached to the complaint that a confidential informant had led them to Pecora.