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.