West Deptford police officer indicted in rehab scheme
Submitted by New Jersey Criminal Lawyer, Jeffrey Hark.
WEST DEPTFORD – A grand jury has indicted a Gloucester County police officer who prosecutors say schemed to get an offender into a drug rehabilitation program in which the officer had a financial stake.
Thomas McWain, 31, was indicted Tuesday on charges of official misconduct, tampering with evidence and computer crime, according to NJ.com.
Prosecutors say McWain filed a “false narrative” regarding a 2016 arrest and sought to refer the offender to a drug rehab center.
The West Deptford police officer also is accused of asking people to meet him and bring drugs, only for them to be arrested and referred to drug rehab services.
Authorities say McWain deleted text messages requesting a person to bring drugs after learning of the investigation.
McWain, who joined the West Deptford Police Department in 2013, has been suspended without pay since last November. His attorney has declined to comment.
Originally published here by courierpostonline.com