A Colorado police officer was charged but not arrested for repacking and then selling marijuana from an active investigation.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation determined that sometime around December 2019, Officer James Lopez, 56, confiscated a pound of weed during an inquiry. Instead of Lopez taking the confiscated marijuana back to the station, he stopped at a friend's house to prepare the cannabis for "for apparent distribution," according to the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Colorado District Attorney James Bullock has filed charges against the Rocky Ford police officer. Currently, Lopez remains a free man, for now. Still, a felon summons to appear in front of a judge on March 30 was issued.
Officer Lopez is on administrative leave pending the investigation.