Fmr. Philly cop pleads guilty to drug theft

April 5, 2011 12:07:51 PM PDT
A former Philadelphia police officer has admitted to the on-duty robbery of an undercover officer posing as a drug courier.

Christopher Luciano, 23, pleaded guilty Tuesday to theft and related charges.

Sentencing is set for June 7th.

Prosecutors say Luciano and fellow officer Sean Alivera pulled over a man in October and took $3,000 from his vehicle before driving him to a police station for processing.

Authorities say a minivan then pulled up, removed 20 pounds of marijuana from the car and drove away.

Alivera is due in court Wednesday.