Ohio State Highway Patrol Trooper Charged with Federal Drug Crimes
This week, a trooper of the Ohio State Highway Patrol was charged with federal drugs crimes, the U.S Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Ohio announced.
Trooper Jason Delcol, a trooper since 2001, was one of six persons charged with federal drug crimes, including possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute, distribution of controlled substances, among other charges that include conspiracy. The drugs at issue include Adderall, cocaine, crack cocaine, human growth hormone, marijuana, Oxycodone, Percoset, Suboxone, testosterone, and Xanax. Trooper Delcol was also charged with witness tampering
Authorities claim that Trooper Delcol used his position as a law enforcement officer to help other drug dealers evade authorities.
This isn't Trooper Delcol's first report of misconduct. The Ohio State Highway Patrol previously fired Trooper Delcol -- twice -- and gave him his job back -- twice -- for illegal use of drugs.
Trooper Delcol is in federal custody and is due to appear before a federal magistrate in Columbus, Ohio for a hearing on March 1, 2018.