Deputy police chief accused of shipping drugs to Albuquerque

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ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The FBI says a Fresno deputy police chief had another job as a drug dealer and the drugs he was selling were headed to an Albuquerque home. Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer was stunned Thursday after FBI agents arrested his right hand man, Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster.

The feds say they’ve been trailing foster for a year and have surveillance and wire taps tying him to selling oxycodone, heroin and marijuana. In a criminal complaint agents say they intercepted a half-pound of marijuana that had been sent to an Albuquerque address, the home of Maria Garza.

The woman, who answered the door when KRQE News 13 crews stopped by, said she’s never heard that name and neighbors hadn’t either.

KRQE News 13 asked the FBI if they were investigating anyone in Albuquerque and they said they couldn’t comment. Deputy Chief Foster was in federal court Friday, a 29-year police career coming to an end in handcuffs.

Deputy Chief Foster pleaded not guilty. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million if convicted.

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