New Jersey Police Officer Indicted on Drug Conspiracy Charges: Authorities

A New Jersey police officer and two others have been indicted on drug conspiracy charges after they allegedly sold crack cocaine out of the officer's home, prosecutors say.

East Orange Police Officer Rajheher Massenburg, Andrew Jones and Wendy Rhea were all charged with the drug crimes Friday after a grand jury handed down a 21-count criminal indictment, according to the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. Massenburg also faces official misconduct charges.

Prosecutors say that the charges come after undercover detectives bought drugs on multiple occasions from Jones from the home he and Massenburg share in East Orange. Jones is also the father of Massenburg’s children.

It’s not clear how Rhea was involved in the drug ring.

After buying the drugs, narcotics agents raided Massenburg’s home, taking crack cocaine that had been packaged for sale along with other drug paraphernalia.

Jones and Rhea are being held at Essex County Jail. Massenburg hadn’t been taken into custody as of Friday morning, prosecutors say.

Attorney information for the suspects wasn’t immediately available.

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