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Kentucky police chief pleads not guilty in federal case

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A police chief has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge of lying to an investigator about moving a meth lab from an elected official's property.

Hillview Police Chief Glenn Caple entered the not guilty plea Tuesday. The Courier-Journal reported Caple is scheduled for trial Dec. 16.

The indictment alleges that Caple and other officers from Hillview, in Bullitt County, were contacted by an elected official in January 2012 regarding a backpack suspected of containing a mobile meth lab. The indictment says Caple ordered an officer to move the backpack off the official's property when he learned it was a mobile lab.

The indictment alleges Caple denied during an interview by FBI agents that the lab had been found on the official's property and moved.

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