A Waterbury police officer has been charged possessing cocaine and marijuana with intent to sell, but insists he seized the drugs during an investigation and just forgot to turn them in at the police department.
Twenty-nine-year-old Francis Brevetti of Wolcott was arrested by Watertown police Thursday. Officers say Brevetti crashed his pickup into a tree Sunday and police found the drugs in his truck.
Police say they found nearly 2 ounces of marijuana, less than 3 grams of powder cocaine and a digital scale.
Brevetti has been suspended with pay pending an investigation. He posted $100,000 bail and is to be arraigned in state court Tuesday.
Brevetti's lawyer says his client seized the drugs while on duty and put them in a bag that he forgot to turn in at the police station.