A four-year Galveston police officer has been arrested on drug charges, according to the city’s police department.
Officer Michael Andrews has been arrested and charged with the offense of possession of a controlled substance, penalty group 3.
His bond was set at $5,000.
Andrews has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of both the criminal and an internal investigation. He has been with the Galveston Police Department since December 2012.
The Galveston PD says it was contacted “by an outside law enforcement agency” this past week concerning an ongoing investigation involving the distribution of steroids in the Galveston area. The department was told that one of its own officers had been in contact with the suspected supplier.
The Galveston Police Narcotics Division is continuing the investigation.
“No other details can be released in order to preserve the integrity of any future criminal proceedings,” the city said in a statement. “The Galveston Police Department takes the integrity of its officers extremely seriously and assures the community that any violation of that integrity and public trust will be dealt with swiftly, and appropriately.”
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