(ABC News) – An undercover Arizona police officer has resigned and is under investigation following allegations that she had an affair with a suspected drug dealer whom she was investigating, allegedly jeopardizing the months-long investigation and blowing the cover of fellow officers.
Former Tempe Police Department Det. Jessica Dever-Jakusz began an investigation into the sale of illegal drugs on Mill Avenue in Tempe, Ariz., in June, according to a police report. Dever-Jakusz, who is married to a cop, was assisting in the initial stages of the investigation because of her “tenure and prior experience as a narcotics detective,” the report said.
The detectives were provided with the drug MDMA, more commonly known as Molly, from an alleged drug dealer whose name has been redacted from the police report as part of the undercover operation.