The suspended Ludlow police lieutenant who was indicted on drug charges denied them in Hampden Superior Court during his arraignment Tuesday morning.
Lt. Thomas Foye, 49, was arrested Aug. 18 at the Ludlow Police Department after an investigation was carried out by state police assigned to the attorney general's office.
Foye was indicted March 6 on charges of possession of cocaine, tampering with evidence and theft from the evidence locker room in the police department.
The Board of Selectmen in Ludlow unanimously voted on March 11 to suspend Foye without pay. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Authorities said they watched Foye access the evidence room via a surveillance camera.
According to the attorney general's office, Foye stole dozens of pieces of evidence including cocaine and prescription pills. Authorities further alleged that in some cases, Foye replaced the narcotics in the evidence bags with pills that did not match the description on the corresponding state lab certifications.
Foye is scheduled to appear in court for a pre-trial hearing Aug. 21.
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