Officer charged, accused of using, exchanging drugs on duty
MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee police supervisor is accused of exchanging and using drugs while on duty.
The Johnson City Press reports 44-year-old Mountain City police Lt. Ronald Shupe was arrested Monday and jailed without bond in Jonesborough.
A criminal complaint filed Tuesday by FBI Special Agent John Anderson says Shupe is charged with two counts, including possession with the intent to distribute oxycodone. The charges stem from an undercover operation.
Shupe was arrested after paying for oxycodone pills given to him by an informant.
Another informant held on drug charges at a North Carolina jail told investigators there that she’d met Shupe multiple times to get methamphetamine. The informant also said that she’d injected Shupe with methamphetamine while they were sitting in his patrol car.
It’s unclear if Shupe has an attorney.
Information from: Johnson City Press, http://www.johnsoncitypress.com