Posted: Jun 15, 2012 4:13 PM by Associated Press
HANFORD, Calif. (AP) - A former Hanford police officer accused of selling drugs taken from people he busted and falsifying a report faces more charges after another person contacted the Kings County District Attorney's Office with allegations about drug sales.
The DA's office said the additional drug charges brought against 30-year-old Ernesto Servin this week resulted from a witness accusing the ex-officer of selling methamphetamine while on duty. He also was charged with indecent exposure.
Servin resigned from the department in May after fellow officers, acting on an anonymous tip, searched his car and found marijuana, methamphetamine, OxyContin and a handgun.
He has pleaded not guilty to drug possession charges and is free on $125,000 bond. His public defender has asked to be excused because he represents other clients in cases in which Servin could be a witness.
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