Police officer charged with drug trafficking

A former Montgomery Police officer has been charged with trafficking marijuana after authorities executed a search warrant and caught him making a delivery. The Montgomery Advertiser reports Lyvanh Ravasong has resigned from the department. Mobile County Sheriff's officials say Ravasong, who worked with the department since 1998, was caught delivering more than three pounds of high-grade marijuana from Montgomery to a house in Mobile County.

The Mobile County Sheriff's Office says Ravasong was also involved with a 16-acre marijuana growing operation that was shut down in Chunchula, about 20 miles northwest of Mobile. In October, authorities received an anonymous tip and found over 100 marijuana plants drying in a shed, over 150 potted plants and two boxes of the drug set to be packaged.