City Narcotics Cop Busted with $15,000 In Sting Operation - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

City Narcotics Cop Busted with $15,000 In Sting Operation

Posted: Updated:
PHILADELPHIA -

Veteran narcotics officer Jeff Walker was part of some of Philadelphia's most celebrated drug raids, including a huge marijuana bust that netted $1.5 million dollars in pot.

Now, Walker finds himself on the wrong side of the law.

"Anytime we can rid our ranks of a corrupt cop, I think it's a good day," Commissioner Charles Ramsey told FOX 29 on Wednesday after Walker's arrest in a joint Internal Affairs-FBI investigation.

On Wednesday morning, detectives and FBI agents descended on Walker's Overbrook Farms home on the 6400 block of Woodcrest after the narcotics officer was caught on tape in a sting operation involving an alleged ripoff at a drug dealer's house Tuesday night.

"Taking $15,000 and approximately 5 pounds of marijuana out of that house," Assistant U.S. Attorney Anthony Wzorek told reporters after Walker was ordered held without bail until a detention hearing next Tuesday.

"This involves drugs and ripping off drug dealers. I know about this case, don't know if he's done anything like this in the past," Ramsey said.

Walker is a 24-year veteran of the force and has had his share of federal lawsuits related to a controversial drug squad that made major arrests across Philadelphia.

Ramsey is concerned about past drug cases being impacted.

"We're certainly looking into that to see if this is something more that he's been involved in," Ramsey added.

Walker has been suspended with intent to dismiss. He faces major federal charges that could put him behind bars for decades.

"In addition to that, I've already sent notice that we should freeze his pension and try to take that. He was on duty at the time," Ramsey said.

Neighbors were stunned by Walker's arrest.

"He's a good guy that got wrapped up in something. That's a shame," one neighbor told FOX 29.

Court papers indicate that Walker admitted his role in Tuesday's drug ripoff. Some are now wondering if he will cooperate with city and federal investigators to root out any more corruption by narcotics officers.

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Police: Boater Disappearance May Have Been Staged

    Police: Boater Disappearance May Have Been Staged

    Friday, August 1 2014 6:28 PM EDT2014-08-01 22:28:19 GMT
    Egg Harbor Township Police believe the disappearance of a boater in July may have been staged.
    Egg Harbor Township Police believe the disappearance of a boater in July may have been staged.
  • New Video Game Sparks Debate In South Jersey

    New Video Game Sparks Debate In South Jersey

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:30 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:30:49 GMT
    Video games may be pure fantasy, but a violent action-adventure game called "Watch Dogs" has ignited a very real debate in one South Jersey community. Watch Dog allows players to adopt the persona of a James Bond-like computer hacker, chasing an evil mastermind. People say it's chock-full of foul language, sex and violence, features dark and foreboding backdrops. The latest version, which is due out this fall may be set in Camden.
    Video games may be pure fantasy, but a violent action-adventure game called "Watch Dogs" has ignited a very real debate in one South Jersey community. Watch Dog allows players to adopt the persona of a James Bond-like computer hacker, chasing an evil mastermind. People say it's chock-full of foul language, sex and violence, features dark and foreboding backdrops. The latest version, which is due out this fall may be set in Camden.

  • SOGGY WEEKEND

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:24:23 GMT

    Saturday will start off unsettled, especially S&E, but towards the afternoon most of us should remain drier with light scattered showers.

    Saturday (79/68): AM Rain, PM Clouds

    Weekend, clouds will stick around throughout Saturday and Sunday as wet weather dampens the first weekend in August. Saturday will start off unsettled, especially S&E, but towards the afternoon most of us should remain drier with light scattered showers. There is a better chance for more widespread precipitation Sunday with on and off showers/thunderstorms possible.

    Saturday (79/68): AM Rain PM Clouds

    Sunday (81/68): Cloudy, Showers & T-Storms

Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices