COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A Colorado Springs Police officer was arrested Tuesday evening on drug charges, police confirmed.
Officer Jeffrey Warkocz, 51, was arrested on a warrant accusing him of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud or deceit -- a felony.
"The arrest of an officer not only impacts the department but also the community we serve," said to Police Chief Peter Carey. "Please be reassured that the investigation is conducted with the same integrity and the arrest is carried out in the same manner as all of our investigations."
Warkocz was placed on administrative leave with pay. The case will be presented to the District Attorney’s Office for formal charges, police said.
"In order to insure investigative integrity further information is not available for release at this time," a police statement said.
A picture of Warkocz was not provided by police.