Suspended Ludlow police Lt. pleaded guilty to drug charges

Lt. Thomas Foye pleaded guilty in Hampden Superior Court Wednesday morning. (MassLive)

The suspended Ludlow police lieutenant who was indicted on drug charges pleaded guilty in Hampden Superior Court on Wednesday morning.

Lt. Thomas Foye, 49, was arrested in August 2013 at the Ludlow Police Department after an investigation was carried out by state police assigned to the attorney general's office.

Hampden Superior Judge Mary Lou Rup continued the case until Oct. 29 for sentencing.

Foye, a 25-year veteran, was indicted March 6 on charges of possession of a class B substance (cocaine), tampering with evidence and theft of drugs from a dispensary The Board of Selectmen in Ludlow unanimously voted on March 11 to suspend Foye without pay. He officially resigned from the Ludlow Police Department last week.

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.

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