ROCKY FORD, Colo. (CNN) – A policeman has been charged with distributing about a pound of marijuana he confiscated while on duty in December, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation says. Rocky Ford Police Officer James Lopez seized the pot from an investigation southeast of Colorado Springs, the bureau said in a statement.
Lopez took it to an acquaintance’s house and packaged it apparently for distribution, the bureau said. The unnamed acquaintance is not an officer.READ MORE: Second Body Found In Poudre Canyon After Devastating Flood & Mudslide
Neither the Rocky Ford Police Department nor Lopez’s attorney had an immediate statement.READ MORE: Colorado Boy Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries After Falling From 2nd Floor Of Town Center Of Aurora
Lopez was charged this week with distribution of a controlled substance and official misconduct, the statement said. He was placed on administrative leave last month.
Lopez, who was issued a felony summons, is to appear in court on March 30, the statement says.MORE NEWS: New Wildfire Shuts Down Part Of I-70 Between Eagle & Gypsum
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