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Cop Caught Selling Fentanyl from His Cruiser to School Kids While On Duty


 When parents of kids at Narraguagus Jr/Sr highschool in Harrington, Maine saw officer Jeffrey Bishop’s car parked ahead of the varsity, they likely felt secure knowing that a cop was “protecting” their children. But Bishop was protecting nobody. Instead, he was selling them deadly fentanyl.


Bishop, 53, of Cherryfield is charged with four counts of aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs, likewise in concert count of unlawful trafficking in Schedule W drugs. Under Maine law, Schedule W drugs are amphetamines, cocaine and its derivatives, heroin, and similar opiates, and other drugs that are considered the foremost harmful.

Before he was arrested, likely knowing it had been coming, Bishop submitted his resignation on January 12, 2021, and his Judgment Day of employment was Jan. 30.

News Center Maine reports that per the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA), the fees are aggravated because of alleged trafficking within 1,000 feet of a college and alleged furnishing of the drugs to a minor.

“We are very surprised and anxious about the allegations against Mr. Bishop, as we are cognizant that if they're proven, this can be not just a black eye to our department but to any or all of the enforcement,” Bishop’s department said during a release. “We believe that each one enforcement officers must be held to a better standard to stay our justice system above reproach.”

The investigation was launched after police busted a minor at the college who was in possession of multiple pills of hydrocodone and around 800 milligrams of fentanyl. in keeping with the CDC, just 3 milligrams of fentanyl is enough to kill a medium size man. This cop had no problem giving a toddler over 250 lethal doses of the drug.

Sylvia Moores, an adult customer of Bishop’s, was also arrested. She would later tell investigators Bishop would pick her au courant duty and exchange sexual favors for drugs. per court records, Moores met up with Bishop a minimum of seven times to exchange sexual favors for pills and fentanyl. Each visit happened in his motorcar and netted the lady 20-25 pills in line with investigators.

“This investigation revealed that he had been exchanging hydrocodone pills with the state’s witness for sexual favor,” State Assistant Attorney General John Risler said.

According to MCN,

On February 5, court documents report the brown powder found in possession of the hydrocodone pills was identified as fentanyl.

The investigation led to Bishop’s arrest at around 4:15 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5. Bishop was arrested without incident in Harrington with the help of the Washington County Sheriff‘s Office and also the Maine State local department.

Agents subsequently served a research warrant at Bishop’s Cherryfield home Friday evening, where agents said they seized additional evidence of traffic, including 110 hydrocodone pills not prescribed to Bishop. The pills were found inside his police duty bag in line with the court documents.

Bishop was booked into Aroostook County Jail and was released on a $50,000 cash bond.

“I don’t see him as a flight risk,” Jeffrey Toothaker, Bishop’s attorney, said. “In fact, it seems that he’s likely to possess to travel home and rethink his life.”

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