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.