Federals: Raleigh police officer sold cocaine during service

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RALLY, North Carolina (AP) – The federal prosecutor’s office accuses a Raleigh police officer of selling cocaine when he was in uniform, the U.S. Department of Justice said Thursday.

Raleigh police officer Keven Rodriguez was taken into custody by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration on Wednesday after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest, U.S. Attorney General Michael Isley told a news conference.

This was reported by CNCN from Nexstar Rodriguez is accused of distributing cocaine and possession of firearms in connection with the crime, Izley said. His arrest came after Raleigh police received information from confidential sources in late 2021 that Rodriguez was distributing drugs in Raleigh, Isley reported, citing a criminal complaint.

On January 24, Rodriguez allegedly met with a confidential informant and sold them cocaine for $ 2,600 in cash, Isley said, adding that he was traveling to the meeting in his patrol car, in uniform and with a firearm.

Raleigh Police Chief Estelle Patterson said Rodriguez is on unpaid administrative leave pending the results of domestic and federal investigations. Isley said the investigation is ongoing.



Federals: Raleigh police officer sold cocaine during service

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