WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Prince George's County police officer and more than a dozen other people have been indicted in the District of Columbia as part of a broad drug-dealing investigation.
Prosecutors say Vanessa Edwards-Hamm tampered with an investigation by tipping off a person to a wiretap. She was arrested Monday and made her first appearance in federal court on Wednesday, when a pair of indictments charging a total of 17 people were unsealed.
A lawyer for Edwards-Hamm didn't immediately return a phone call seeking comment Wednesday. Prosecutors say her brother, Mark Edwards, of Capitol Heights, Md., is among those arrested.
The investigation by local and federal authorities targeted a drug-dealing network that authorities say sold heroin, cocaine, marijuana and prescription pills throughout the region.
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