When parents at Narraguagus Jr/Sr in Harrington, Maine saw officer Jeffrey Bishop’s car parked of , they likely felt secure knowing that a cop was “protecting” their children. But Bishop was protecting . Instead, he was selling them deadly fentanyl.
Bishop, 53, of Cherryfield is charged with four counts of aggravated furnishing of scheduled drugs, 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 harmful.
Before he was arrested, likely knowing coming, Bishop submitted his resignation on January 12, 2021, and his of employment was Jan. 30.
News Center Maine reports that the Maine Drug Enforcement Agency (MDEA), are aggravated alleged trafficking within 1,000 feet of and alleged furnishing of the drugs to a minor.
“We are very surprised about the allegations against Mr. Bishop, as we are that if proven, not just a black eye to our department but of the ,” Bishop’s department said . “We believe officers must be held to standard our justice system above reproach.”
The investigation was launched after police busted a minor at who was in possession of multiple pills of hydrocodone and around 800 milligrams of fentanyl. the CDC, just 3 milligrams of fentanyl is enough to kill size . This cop had no problem giving 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 duty and exchange sexual favors for drugs. court records, Moores met up with Bishop seven times to exchange sexual favors for pills and fentanyl. Each visit happened in his and netted 20-25 pills 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.
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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 of the Washington County Sheriff‘s Office Maine State .
Agents subsequently served warrant at Bishop’s Cherryfield home Friday evening, where agents said they seized additional evidence of , including 110 hydrocodone pills not prescribed to Bishop. The pills were found inside his police duty bag 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 home and rethink his life.”
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