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A Princeton police officer was arrested after an Indiana State Police investigation alleges he let a suspect toss heroin after he was already placed in custody.

28-year-old officer Brandt George was charged with official misconduct.

The investigation surrounds a February 5th traffic stop on U.S. 41. at County Road 150 South.

George made the traffic stop and a short time later, an Indiana State Police K-9 unit arrived on the scene and alerted officers to possible drugs in the vehicle.

Indiana State Police says they were not able to find any drugs inside of the vehicle, but cuffed the driver and passenger and placed them both in different patrol cars.

The passenger was placed inside George’s car to be taken to the Princeton Police Department.

While George was taking the person to the police department, he allegedly learned the suspect had 77 grams of heroin inside of his pants, near his groin area.

George allegedly let the suspect get rid of the drugs before arriving at the police station.

When investigating officers learned the heroin was tossed, they immediately went and recovered it

George was arrested on Monday after turning himself into the Gibson County Jail.

He has since posted a $1,500 bond.

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