NMSP officer faces federal drug trafficking charges

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A New Mexico State Police officer has been arrested on federal drug trafficking charges. 

Prosecutors say 33-year-old Daniel Capehart was taken into custody by the FBI last Friday. 

According to a criminal complaint, Capehart abused his position as a law enforcement officer by stealing drugs seized during arrests. He would then give the drugs to women he was interested in pursuing romantic or sexual relationships with — including a 16-year-old girl. 

Capehart was assigned to patrol duty in Farmington and San Juan County. 

He’s been placed on administrative leave.

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