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Thursday, November 10, 2011

LAFD Captain arrested for attempting to purchase heroin

A sting operation by the LAPD resulted in the arrest of a Los Angeles City fire captain.

Authorities say Los Angeles City fire captain Mike Phillipsed was arrested on suspicion of attempting to purchase heroin.

Phillipsed was arrested around noon Wednesday near Avenue 61 and Figueroa Street during a sting operation. The sting was conducted by the LAPD's narcotics unit.

 According to the Los Angeles Times, LAPD Lt. Andy Neiman said Thursday that Phillipsed was "apprehended while attempting to purchase seven balloons of simulated heroin from undercover officers."

Phillipsed was booked on suspicion of intent to possess heroin and was held on $10,000 bail.

Los Angeles fire officials did not comment on the specifics of the arrest but issued a statement:

"The Los Angeles Fire Department has recently learned that a member of the department was arrested on Wednesday November 9th 2011 in the Northeast section of Los Angeles for a narcotics violation," the statement said.

"The matter is currently under investigation by the LAPD. The Los Angeles Fire Department's professional standards division has been notified and will be conducting an investigation concurrent with any criminal investigation."

California Fire News 2011

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