LAPD Cop Accused of Selling Meth in San Diego

By Eric S. Page
|  Wednesday, Jun 9, 2010  |  Updated 4:30 PM PDT
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A Los Angeles police officer has been arrested for selling drugs while off duty, authorities said.

      Yoshio Romero, 28, was arrested at his home Monday on suspicion of selling methamphetamine, according to a representative for the U.S. attorney's office in San Diego. It's alleged in a criminal complaint that Romero arranged to sell more than 100 grams of the drug to a buyer in Escondido and allegedly left the drugs in a candy box in his truck. DEA agents said in court documents that the sale was to take place in December and was for $4,200, the Los Angeles Times reported.
     
Romero was arraigned in federal court in Riverside on Tuesday. It was not immediately known if he had retained an attorney. The officer is a five-year veteran of the department, the paper reported.
     
His next court date is set for June 10 in San Diego.

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