New Mexico State Police Officer Accused of Trafficking Drugs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Authorities say a New Mexico State Police officer has been arrested on federal drug trafficking charges.

Prosecutors say 33-year-old Daniel Capehart of Bloomfield was taken into custody by the FBI last Friday.

He was assigned to patrol duty in Farmington and San Juan County and is on administrative leave.

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.

Capehart made his initial appearance Monday in federal court in Farmington on charges of distribution of marijuana and methamphetamine.

He remains in custody pending preliminary and detention hearings scheduled for July 5 in federal court in Albuquerque.

It’s unclear if Capehart has a lawyer yet.


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