Just Say "Help Yourself!" To Drugs
Former D.A.R.E. officer (in charge of communicating drug hysteria to students), Lt. Thomas Foye, was arrested for stealing drugs from the evidence locker. Via MassLive:
Foye, 49, is charged with theft of drugs from a depository and possession of a class B substance (cocaine).
...Foye, a former school committee member who was appointed as a provisional lieutenant in May, is expected to be arraigned Thursday afternoon in Palmer District Court.
The incident remains under investigation by state police.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Marina Moriarty and Criminal Bureau Chief John Verner of the Massachusetts Attorney General's Office.
In the 1990s, Foye served on an anti-gang unit, and as the department's D.A.R.E. officer -- a role in which he was charged with teaching students in grades 2, 4, 5 and 7 about the dangers of drug use.
Foye's more recent history at the department includes an incident in which a suspect in a drug case allegedly went to his home to intimidate him for his role in the investigation.
The suspect was convicted in January of 2012 on a range of charges, including possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. He was convicted trespassing, intimidation of a witness, and resisting arrest for the incident at Foye's home, during which he threatened to "get even" with Foye from jail and then chest-bumped him, leading to a scuffle.
In an April, 2012 interview with The Republican about a rise in drug arrests and house breaks in Ludlow, Foye said the drug problem in the town was the worst he had seen in 25 years on the force.