Fresno Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster

Deputy Police Chief Charged By FBI In California Drug Ring Scandal

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A California police officer was one of six people arrested last week on numerous federal drug charges.

Fresno Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster was charged with working with accomplices to deal oxycodone, pot and heroin by the FBI after they intercepted a half-pound of marijuana that had been sent to an Albuquerque address.

The feds say they’ve been trailing Foster for a year and have surveillance and wire taps tying him to selling the drugs.

After a federal court arraignment Friday, Foster and another suspect were released from custody. Of the six suspects they are the only two without criminal histories.

Another suspect, Denny Foster – Foster’s nephew, was also charged in the arrests. As was Randy Flowers, who is also related to the Deputy Police Chief.

Foster has pleaded not guilty. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million if convicted.

The investigation is ongoing. Foster is a 30-year veteran with the department.

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