KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. (AP) – A federal indictment accuses a former Klamath Falls police officer of stealing methamphetamine and fentanyl from an evidence locker and then overdosing on the drugs in his police cruiser.
The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the federal indictment unsealed Wednesday says the officer’s cruiser jumped a median, veered into oncoming traffic and caused a multi-car crash at a local intersection on Nov. 27.
Police say Thomas Reif was on duty in a police vehicle that was reported to have been “driving recklessly” before crashing.
Reif was indicted on two counts of possessing a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge.
He pleaded not guilty at his first appearance in U.S. District Court in Medford Wednesday