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Neighbors Stunned by Arrest of Husband, Wife Cops

Two San Diego Police Officers find themselves on the other side of the law

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    The married, veteran officers were arrested as part of a San Diego County Sheriff's Department Narcotics investigation. Bryce Charpentier as been released on bail from Central Jail. His wife, Jennifer, was booked at Las Colinas. As Danya Bacchus reports, many people were stunned by this news.

    Two San Diego police officers are in custody facing multiple charges and now, neighbors of the husband and wife say they're stunned over the arrest.

    Jennifer Charpentier, an 18-year veteran who works out of Western Division, was booked on at Las Colinas on charges of possession of a controlled substance, sales, transportation and conspiracy.

    Her husband, Bryce Charpentier, a six-year veteran who works out of Mid-City was booked at Central Jail on the same charges and being under the influence while in possession of a loaded firearm.

    Those who live on Ambrose Lane say the Charpentiers seemed like the typical 4-S Ranch Family.

    Married SDPD Officers Arrested

    [DGO]Married SDPD Officers Arrested
    On Thursday, San Diego Police Officers Bryce and Jennifer Charpentier were arrested on multiple charges, including selling and transporting drugs. This comes amid an investigation into corruption within the department. NBC 7’s Rory Devine reports.

    Jennifer and Bryce lived at the home with their four children for about a year.

    "I'm at a loss for words. I don't even know what to say, just because they have kids that young," said neighbor Molly Campbell.

    "I would have never guessed drugs were involved.”

    Campbell came home around 1:30 p.m. Thursday and saw about 30 FBI agents and deputies with bulletproof vests.

    She said they were looking through bags in the trunk of one car.

    Then, she saw Jennifer with her head down taken away in handcuffs.

    Neighbor Mary Jane Hayes said the family was often out front of the home, playing tether ball and other games.

    "It is shocking," Hayes said.

    “They always have their garage open, playing and I thought wow, this is a great dad always playing with his kids,” said Hayes.

    In a statement Thursday, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said both officers have been placed on leave. She did not say whether the leave were paid or unpaid.

    Investigators have not said what type of drugs they found.

    NBC 7 tried to reach the family for comment but was unsuccessful.

    Bryce is scheduled to appear in court June 12, and Jennifer is expected in court June 10.

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