While Memphis officials trying to keep tasers out of the hands of their officers (here), they are also trying to do the same with narcotics. A major bust this week led to the arrest of officer Lowell Duke, 37, who is accused of participating in a large drug operation.
Duke is suspected of being not just one of the owners of the operation but one of its clients. The 13-year veteran refused to take a drug test when it was demanded by the MPD.
Duke was previously suspended on at least six prior occasions, including one bizarre allegation of “disturbing a church service.”
He is charged with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of crack and powdered cocaine.
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