State trooper accused of giving drugs to females resigns
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a New Mexico State Police officer accused of trying to give methamphetamine to a woman and marijuana to a 16-year-old girl has resigned ahead of hearing over his employment on the force.
A state police spokeswoman says 33-year-old Daniel Capehart resigned Friday in a letter to state police. The agency’s chief will seek to have him barred from being an officer in New Mexico, with a report submitted to the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy Board.
Defense attorney Amy Sirignano has said Capehart was trying to develop sources to fight drug trafficking.
A criminal complaint alleges Capehart abused his position as a law enforcement officer by stealing drugs seized during arrests and giving them to females with whom he was interested in pursuing romantic or sexual relationships.