Just before 9 a.m., investigators observed a drug transaction between a woman and a Deputy Sheriff in uniform in the parking lot of a strip mall in the 300 block of Pleasant Street. The two departed the area in separate vehicles.
Police arrested the 40-year-old Deputy Sheriff in the parking lot of the Dartmouth Courthouse while the 22-year-old woman was arrested nearby following a traffic stop on Chadwick Street.
While the investigation is in its early stages, the officers allege the drugs were destined for transportation into the corrections system. Officers in the Special Enforcement Section are continuing their investigation into this matter and charges are anticipated.