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HARRISBURG — A former Carlisle police detective who served on a drug task force was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison for trading official actions for sexual favors.
Former Carlisle Police Officer Christopher Collare, 54, of Blythewood, South Carolina, was sentenced on Friday to 75 months for bribery, drug distribution and misrepresentation, according to the Justice Department.
In 2015, Collare agreed to skip a hearing that resulted in the dismissal of drug charges against the boyfriend of someone he had sex with, according to an indictment.
In 2018, Collare agreed to exchange sexual favors for taking steps to help reduce a potential sentence, federal prosecutors said.
Collare was also convicted of distributing heroin, lying on a federal form, and lying to federal agents.
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In January 2020, after a lengthy investigation by federal law enforcement, a grand jury returned an indictment against Collare detailing a series of allegedly corrupt schemes between 2011 and 2018. At the time, Collare was an officer of the Carlisle Borough Police Department and was assigned to work with the Capital City Safe Streets Task Force, an FBI-led interagency drug trafficking operation for the Harrisburg area.
The indictment says Collare worked as a Carlisle police officer from 1996 until late 2018 and served on the Cumberland County drug task force as well as an FBI task force in Harrisburg.
Collare retired from Carlisle Police in 2018 while under investigation. He was apprehended in South Carolina shortly after the indictment was issued in 2020.