Married San Diego Cops Arrested in Drug Bust

Officers Bryce and Jennifer Charpentier were arrested Thursday

By Christina London
|  Friday, Jun 6, 2014  |  Updated 11:58 AM EDT
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On Thursday, San Diego Police Officers Bryce and Jennifer Charpentier were arrested on multiple charges, including selling and transporting drugs. This comes amid an investigation into corruption within the department. NBC 7’s Rory Devine reports.

On Thursday, San Diego Police Officers Bryce and Jennifer Charpentier were arrested on multiple charges, including selling and transporting drugs. This comes amid an investigation into corruption within the department. NBC 7’s Rory Devine reports.

Husband and wife San Diego police officers have been arrested on multiple charges, including selling drugs, according to the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.

On Thursday, deputies arrested Bryce Charpentier, 32, and Jennifer Charpentier, 41, in the East County and 4S Ranch as part of a narcotics investigation.

Bryce was booked into Central Jail on charges of selling, possessing and transporting drugs, possessing a loaded firearm while under the influence and conspiracy. He was released on bond.

His wife Jennifer was booked into Las Colinas on charges of selling, possessing and transporting drugs and conspiracy. 

In a statement, San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman said both officers have been placed on leave. She did not say whether the leave were paid or unpaid.

Jennifer, an 18-year veteran of the department, works for the Western Division. Bryce has been with the department for six years and works with the Mid-City Division, according to the statement.

Chief Zimmerman said SDPD is fully cooperating with the sheriff's investigation. 

Bryce is scheduled to appear in court June 9, and Jennifer is expected in court June 10.

The couple lives in 4S Ranch with their four children.

NBC 7 tried to reach the family for comment but was unsuccessful.

Check back for updates on this developing story.

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story had the officers' ages reversed. The error has been corrected.

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