N.J. cop accused of stealing cocaine used for training

It wasn’t known if he’s retained an attorney. Adams has worked with the department since 2000.


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Authorities say Adams was assigned to the Ocean County sheriff’s department’s canine unit, working as a certified dog handler and instructor. They say he legitimately obtained cocaine in May 2015 so dogs could be trained to detect it.

— A New Jersey officer is accused of stealing cocaine the department used for training purposes and using it himself. TOMS RIVER, N.J.

Authorities say a subsequent investigation found Adams had taken the cocaine for his personal use. From May 2015 and February 2017, cocaine was determined to be missing from the department.

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The 40-year-old Adams has been suspended and is charged with official misconduct, theft and cocaine possession. John Adams surrendered Wednesday. County prosecutors say Lt.
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