Roswell narcotics officer charged with possession, tampering with evidence


ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – An arrest warrant has been issued for a now-former Roswell police narcotics officer who investigators say admitted to using drugs.

The investigation into Gerald Juarez first started back in February when detectives say they found a white powdery substance in his home and a hotel where he stayed. According to court documents, Juarez admitted to a deputy he had been doing cocaine for about a month.

He’s charged with possession and tampering with evidence. Roswell police say Juarez resigned earlier this year.

Correction: In a previous version of this story, KRQE reported that Gerald Juarez was fired some time ago. Roswell Police confirmed Juarez resigned earlier this year.

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