For Immediate Release - August 15, 2013

Ludlow Police Lieutenant Arrested for Stealing From Evidence Room, Possession of Cocaine

LUDLOW – A Lieutenant at the Ludlow Police Department has been arrested in connection with theft from an evidence locker and possession of cocaine, Attorney General Martha Coakley announced today.

Lieutenant Thomas Foye, 49, was arrested this morning without incident at the Ludlow Police Station by Massachusetts State Police assigned to the AG’s Office. He is charged with Theft of Drugs from a Depository and Possession of a Class B Substance. Foye is expected to be arraigned this afternoon in Palmer District Court.

After an internal investigation, the Ludlow Police Department contacted the Hampden County District Attorney’s Office, which then referred the matter to the AG’s Office.     

The AG’s Office began an immediate investigation into the matter. Foye was arrested this morning after he allegedly accessed the evidence locker without authorization. Upon arresting Foye, authorities discovered him in possession of what appeared to be cocaine.

The investigation into this matter is ongoing.

These charges are allegations, and defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The matter is being investigated by Massachusetts State Police. It is being prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Marina Moriarty and Criminal Bureau Chief John Verner of the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office.

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