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NMSP officer arrested on drug trafficking charges resigns following investigation

NMSP officer arrested on drug trafficking charges resigns following investigation

David Lynch
August 03, 2018 02:39 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A State Police officer arrested in Bloomfield in June for alleged drug trafficking resigned on Friday, the same day when a hearing for his potential termination was scheduled to take place.

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Court documents stated Daniel Capehart would take drugs – including marijuana and meth – seized during arrests and provide them to women with whom he was romantically involved or otherwise interested in pursuing.

A release from New Mexico State Police states an internal investigation promptly followed the arrest, after which "Capehart was served with a formal notice of contemplated action to terminate Capehart's employment with the State Police." Capehart chose for a hearing to be held, presumedly with the intent to fight his termination, before he announced his resignation through his attorney, according to the release.

NMSP Chief Pete Kassetas is planning on permanently barring Capehart from serving as a police officer in New Mexico in the future.

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