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LAPD officer charged in federal court with distribution of methamphetamine

The U.S. attorney's office in San Diego announced Wednesday it has charged a Los Angeles police officer with selling methamphetamine.

Yoshio Romero was arraigned Tuesday in federal court on the charge of distributing methamphetamine. He faces up to 10 years in federal prison If convicted.

Agents with the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency said Romero arranged to sell 111 grams of methamphetamine in December 2009 for $4,200, according to the federal criminal complaint.

The 28-year-old officer and five-year veteran of the LAPD allegedly placed the drugs inside a candy box on the front seat of a Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck with a paper dealer placard and then told a buyer he could find it at the North County Fair in Escondido, authorities said.

The buyer was instructed to leave the money in the center console, take the candy box containing the methamphetamine and lock the vehicle’s door.

Romero, who is assigned to the Southeast Division, was arrested Monday without incident at his Inland Empire home. He is due back in court Thursday before Magistrate Judge Cathy A. Bencivengo.

-- Andrew Blankstein

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In my previous entry.....I meant to say "hiring standards"...not (highering standards....would you correct that please. I had so much on my mind I just overlooked that mis-spelling.

Wow, hope he gets what he deserves in prison. 8======D ~

what kind of candy was it? and did he have fun at the fair? LOL.

Looks like he held back a gram on that quarter pound lol

The hiring standards have been dropped too low, and LAPD are now hiring people that would have been hired 40 years ago.

wow thats my cousins ex bf, poor yoshio

OMG!!!! This guy was my ex BF.....He always seem a little on the shady side.....Not surprised !!


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