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Littleton cop arrested for buying ecstasy

3:58 PM, Oct 28, 2013   |    comments
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LITTLETON -A long-time police officer is accused of buying ecstasy from an FBI confidential informant, according to court records.

Jeffery Allan Johnston, 46, is accused of paying $1300 for 37 MDMA pills and 6.3 grams of powder ecstasy during the undercover drug buy at his Parker home on Friday.

"It came as a total shock," said Commander Trent Cooper of the Littleton Police Department. "Our reaction is disappointment. Just a real surprise."

The court documents also indicate the FBI recorded phone calls between Johnston and the informant before the drug deal.

The charging documents also say other drugs may have been found in Johnston's home.

"Investigators eventually located suspected cocaine, suspected steroids, hundreds of suspected prescription pills...," the court documents say.

On Monday morning, the Littleton Police Department placed Johnston on unpaid administrative leave.

Commander Cooper said Johnston has worked for the department for 22 years and was a traffic officer who worked on a motorcycle. In the early 1990's, Johnston did some work on the South Metro Drug Task force, Cooper said.

As of this publication, Johnston remains in Federal custody and will expected to stand before a judge on Thursday afternoon for a detention hearing.

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