The Associated Press
Lumberton, NC -- Two former Robeson County deputies have been sentenced for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in federal drug-seizure money. U.S. District Judge Terrence Boyle sentenced 38-year-old Steven Lovin to 12 years in prison for taking a portion of $9 million seized from drug dealers. Boyle sentenced 41-year-old C.T. Strickland to seven years for conspiring with others to steal less than $70,000 from a federal program that redistributes money seized from drug dealers to local law enforcement agencies. Strickland supervised the sheriff's drug enforcement squad. The charges were part of a six-year investigation that resulted in guilty pleas from 22 former Robeson County lawmen, including former Sheriff Glenn Maynor.