2010-12-02 / Local & State

Prosecutors In Central Pa. Seek To Oust Constable

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – County prosecutors in central Pennsylvania are trying to oust a constable who was convicted of felony drug charges six years ago.

The Dauphin County district attorney’s office said Sylvester Wilson was convicted of selling crack cocaine in 2004 to an undercover officer in Harrisburg.

Last year he was elected a state constable, giving him power to serve warrants and make arrests.

The Dauphin County district attorney’s office filed court papers Friday to remove Wilson from office.

The request came two days after inquiries from The Patriot-News of Harrisburg about Wilson’s criminal record.

The state constitution prohibits people who have felony convictions from holding elected office.

Wilson did not return calls seeking comment.

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