Deputy police chief in Fresno arrested on drug charges

Mar 27, 2015 12:43 PM by News Staff

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities say Fresno's deputy police chief is among four people arrested on federal drug charges, including conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and heroin.

The Fresno Bee reports that Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster has been put on administrative leave.

Federal authorities say the 51-year-old was arrested Thursday as result of a yearlong joint investigation by the FBI and ATF that involved wiretaps and surveillance.

Officials also arrested Fresno residents Rafael Guzman, Jennifer Donebedian and Randy Flores.

The 29-year-veteran oversaw patrol operations for the department's four police districts.

Neither the FBI nor the Fresno Police Department could provide the name of a defense attorney to comment on the charges.


Information from: The Fresno Bee

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