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Ashley Roane, Baltimore Police Officer, arrested on drug charges

3:49 PM, May 31, 2013   |    comments
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BALTIMORE (AP) - A Baltimore police officer has been arrested, accused of standing watch in uniform while what she believed was a drug deal was conducted.

Federal prosecutors announced a criminal complaint against Ashley Roane on Friday. The complaint accuses her of attempted possession with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin and possession of a firearm in the furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

A spokeswoman for the U.S. Attorney's Office said Roane has been arrested.

According to the complaint, on April 30, Roane arranged with an informant to stand watch while the informant made a supposed drug deal at a west Baltimore shopping center. The complaint alleges that Roane was on duty, in uniform and armed and watched the transaction from a marked police vehicle.

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