In the latest scandal to hit the San Diego Police Department just this
yes, a veteran police couple have been arrested on various
drug-related charges. The couple was married in 2013, both serving for the San Diego Police
Department for numerous years. The wife, Jennifer Charpentier, has been
with the department for 18 years, while her husband, Officer Bryce Charpentier,
has been serving for 6 years.
Bryce Charpentier is facing charges for sales of a controlled substance
and being under the influence while in possession of a loaded firearm.
He will also face charges for conspiracy. Jennifer Charpentier faces similar
possession of a controlled substance and sales. The latest information on the case indicates that the drugs
involved were mainly prescription drugs. The ex-wife of Bryce and the
ex-husband of Jennifer reportedly leaked the information about their past
drug abuse habits.
Court Dates To Be Set
The arrests occurred while the San Diego County Sheriff's Department
was performing a narcotics investigation in East County and 4S Ranch.
According to jail record, Officer Bryce was booked in the downtown jail
and later posted a $50,000 bond. In the same fashion, Officer Jennifer
was held in the Las Colinas facility and posted a $50,000 bond as well.
Both husband and wife will have their days in court, with Bryce Charpentier
being tentatively scheduled for Thursday and his wife having a court appearance
scheduled for June 16
th. They have also been placed on leave and revoked of their police powers.
A recent interview with Jennifer Charpentier shows her resolve to disprove
the charges and reveal that they were completely false. Investigators
are still looking into both cases.
No matter who you are, drug charges can have a serious effect on your reputation,
your future and your freedom. If you are facing similar types of charges,
contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation with a Vista criminal defense attorney.