Air Jordan 4s If convicted of the single charge he now faces
A veteran Massachusetts state trooper last night pleaded not guilty to federal charges that he sold cocaine out of his Saugus home, an allegation the State Police commander called “disheartening.”
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Chief of Hell’s Angels affiliate indictedTrooper John T. Foley wore a long Air Jordan 2s sleeve gray T shirt, black sweat pants, flip flops Jordan 9 Retro and handcuffs when he made his initial appearance in US District Court about 6:40.
Foley, 62, was indicted on a single count of distributing cocaine on Oct. 11, but Assistant US Attorney George Vien indicated in court that more charges could be coming. He also said prosecutors want to seize Foley’s Highland Street residence.
Foley is assigned to the Revere barracks and has been on the job since October 1971, according to a joint statement released by State Police and federal officials.
State Police Superintendent Colonel Mark F. when he reported to work at the barracks in Revere.
“It is always disheartening when a law enforcement officer betrays his solemn oath of office by committing a criminal act,” he said. “Not only has he dishonored himself, but he has wantonly betrayed troopers who risk their lives every day, enforcing the very laws he so willfully violated.”
No details of Foley’s alleged Air Jordan 1s drug dealing were released in court last night, but sources familiar with the investigation said the single count is based on the alleged sale of 3 grams of cocaine.
The arrest grew out of a joint investigation by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the FBI, officials said.
US Attorney Michael J. Sullivan said in a statement that Foley’s alleged actions “are an affront to every decent, honest member of the Massachusetts State Police, who serve the public’s interest and do their jobs with dedication and integrity . . . All of us in law enforcement are committed to investigating and expending the resources necessary to prosecuting corruption wherever we find it.”
June W. Stansbury, special agent in charge of the New England Drug Enforcement Administration office, said in the KOBE 9 release that the police officers who commit crimes undermine public confidence in every member of law enforcement.
“We will always investigate with fervor a sworn officer who has compromised honor by trafficking in drugs,” she said.
Foley earned $102,531 in 2005, according to state payroll data collected by the Globe, but last night he told US District Court Magistrate Judge Robert Collings that he could not afford to hire a lawyer.
John Salsberg, a veteran Boston criminal defense attorney, was appointed to represent him. The attorney declined comment afterward.
During the brief court appearance, Foley was polite and generally calm. His voice seemed to quaver when the judge inquired about how much equity his family has in his Highland Street home.
“My wife, she pays all of that,” Foley said.
Reached last night at her Saugus home, Patricia Foley declined comment.
Foley was originally a member of the Metropolitan Police Department, but joined the State Police when the two agencies merged in the 1990s.
If convicted of the single charge he now faces, Foley could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison and fined $1 million.