San Leandro Cop Charged With Drug Offense Resigns

SAN LEANDRO (CBS/AP) – A San Leandro police narcotics detective charged with giving marijuana to an informant has resigned from the force.

Harry Stern, the attorney for 38-year-old Jason Fredriksson, said his client’s resignation was effective Friday.

Stern told said the move had nothing to do with the marijuana charge, which he called completely unsubstantiated. He said his client wanted to take responsibility for having an inappropriate relationship with the informant.

Fredriksson was apparently having an affair with the woman.

Investigators said he provided more than a pound of marijuana to the woman, who has not been identified, for her to sell.

He has pleaded not guilty to transporting and furnishing marijuana for sale, a felony, and is free on bail.

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  • HooDatIS?

    he should of have resigned he is the reason crime is darn high
    stupid loser

  • Chaka Chuka

    The times are hard, he needs to make some money on the side.
    Well, cops are only human, they have needs and this woman infomant was a convenient excuse. Time is precious and having an informant as a lover and salesperson makes multitasking easier for his life. Think of hitting 3 birds with one stone.

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  • jk

    movie “Faster”, just this time in real life.

  • Jillian Galloway

    On June 17, 1971, President Nixon told Congress that “if we cannot destroy the drug menace in America, then it will surely destroy us.” After forty years of trying to destroy “the drug menace in America” we still *haven’t* been able to destroy it and it still *hasn’t* destroyed us. Four decades is long enough to realize that on this important issue, President Nixon was wrong! All actions taken as a result of his invalid and paranoid assumptions (e.g. the federal marijuana prohibition) should be ended immediately!

    It makes no sense for taxpayers to fund the federal marijuana prohibition when it *doesn’t* prevent people from using marijuana and it *does* make criminals incredibly wealthy and incite the Mexican drug cartels to murder thousands of people every year.

    We need legal adult marijuana sales in supermarkets, gas stations and pharmacies for exactly the same reason that we need legal alcohol and tobacco sales – to keep drug dealer criminals out of our neighborhoods and away from our children. Marijuana must be made legal to sell to adults everywhere that alcohol and tobacco are sold.

    “There’s something extraordinarily perverse when we’re so concerned about preventing addicts from having access to drugs that we destroy the lives of many times more people, either through untreated pain or other drug war damage”.

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