ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO – A Roswell police officer has been arrested on drug and identity theft charges.
Police say in a statement that Justin Coon was arrested Wednesday after a lengthy investigation.
He is charged with fraudulently obtaining the controlled substances ephedrine, possession of the controlled substance Oxycondone, and identity theft. Bond was set at $5,000.
KRQE reports that Coon is Chaves County Sheriff Rob Coon’s son, and says he has been fired from his job.
The report says police found several bottles of painkillers prescribed to other people during a search of Coon’s home.
The station says police allege that Coon stole the drugs from homes while responding to service calls.