FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

Video: Ariz. Detective Accused of Sleeping with Drug Dealer, Endangering Officers

November 07, 2013  | 

VIDEO: Ariz. Detective Accused of Sleeping with Drug Dealer, Endangering Officers

A Tempe, Ariz., undercover detective has resigned in lieu of termination amid accusations that she slept with a drug dealer, compromised an investigation, and endangered fellow officers by blowing their covers, KPHO TV reports.

The police report indicates that in June 2013, Det.  Jessica Dever-Jakusz was working undercover with other Tempe narcotics detectives in an operation that targeted the sale of illegal drugs in and around Mill Avenue restaurants and bars.

Dever-Jakusz made several "buys" from a suspect of MDMA, known on the street as Mollys. The suspect's name is blacked out in the report.  The report indicates that Dever-Jakusz became sexual involved with that suspect and shortly after that disclosed to him that she was an undercover Tempe police detective. She also identified at least four other people the suspect had seen her with as undercover detectives.

According to the report, Dever-Jakusz also disclosed to her "lover" the fact that there was an ongoing drug investigation along Mill Avenue and that she was assigned to him.

Tags: Officer Misconduct, Drug Investigations, Undercover Investigations, Tempe (Ariz.) PD


Comments (4)

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4

Tschako @ 11/7/2013 5:06 PM

This crosses the line from misconduct to criminal! At first I thought "Here's another bimbo setting women in LE back another decade", but snitching off names of undercover agents, and blowing the investigation(and other things) warrants criminal prosecution.

Ima Leprechaun @ 11/8/2013 9:44 PM

The biggest crime here is the criminal was allowed to resign sans any kind of punishment be it department or criminal.

Ima Leprechaun @ 11/8/2013 9:47 PM

Was her department at least smart enough to cancel her Law Enforcement credentials? If not, she is free to move to another agency and go right back to being a spy for criminals.

Retired Motor Boots @ 11/12/2013 6:16 PM

Maybe Sheriff Joe will hire her….FOR THE CHAIN GANG

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Police Work, Pregnancy Collide in Ky. Town
A pregnant Kentucky officer's request for desk duty when she was five months pregnant was...
Standoff Ends as Officers Storm Illinois Home, Free Hostages and Capture Suspects
About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's...
Video: Officer Suspended for Pointing Rifle and Threatening Ferguson Protester
A police officer who pointed a rifle at people in Ferguson on Tuesday night and threatened...
Woman Killed by Stray Police Bullet in Orlando Bar Shooting
An Orlando police officer mistakenly shot and killed an innocent woman during a...
Ohio Officer Involved in Fatal Walmart Shooting Returns to Duty
After showing a short portion of Walmart's surveillance video to Crawford's parents, Ohio...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine