Cop who Died from Accidental Overdose Stole Fentanyl During Traffic Stop

A cop in Maine who died from an accidental drug overdose stole fentanyl during a traffic stop just weeks earlier.

Nicholas Meserve, a Lewiston police officer, was found deceased inside of his home February 8 just weeks after he was recorded pocketing fentanyl that had fallen to the ground three weeks prior on January 18.

A medical examiner ruled the 34-year-old died as a result of acute fentanyl intoxication.

According to independent investigators who investigated the cause of his death, the officer was video-recorded pocketing fentanyl from a Lewiston patrol car dash camera during the arrest of a suspect named Jamil Dabson.

Dabson was the passenger of a taxi pulled over by a Maine State Police trooper, who pulled him over because his headlights were off at night.

The trooper then searched Dabson for drugs and found 86 grams of fentanyl bricks in Dabson's possession.

Dabson allegedly attempted to flee the scene, according to News Week.

According to the independent investigators, Meserve is said to have "slipped some of the drug evidence into his pants pocket" as he assisted fellow officers who were picking up fentanyl Dabson had thrown to the ground.

The Lewiston Police Department said it was unaware of Meserve's drug problems, according to Lewiston Police Chief Brian O'Malley.

"All members of the Lewiston Police Department cooperated with the investigation, which disclosed that no officers had any knowledge of Officer Meserve's substance use disorder or his possession of illegal drugs," Chief O'Malley told WGME.

"This is a reminder that the opioid epidemic touches the lives of many in the community regardless of their wealth, race, religion or profession."

Officer Meserve's family honored and paid tribute to him on social media following his death.

"My dad was the best dad in the whole universe," his 9-year-old daughter recalled of her dad left behind by what truly has become an epidemic.

"We were always the best ones at daddy and daughter dances. He taught me a lot of new things about his job," she said.

"He told me what to do if someone attacks me. He made all my dreams come true."

Sadly, officer Meserve's daughter will now have to grow up without a father watching her dreams come true.

And that truly is a tragedy — regardless of his profession.

Comments (18)
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leeto weelie
leeto weelie

Oh, NO! Please eliminate "Ow we have Lewiston PD". I will never again be critical of other people's posts.

leeto weelie
leeto weelie

This is too, too funny. Cop in Tucson, AZ, got canned for drug use, then his partner was canned for knowing about the drugs but didn't report it. But NOBODY in the department new about it. GOOD CHIEF!! Idiot Yuma County, AZ, deputy sheriff serving with a border drug task force murdered a Yuma police officer and state trooper when he was caught stealing drugs from an evidence locker. NOBODY in FOUR law enforcement agencies knew about his drug problem. Mother Nature Ow we have Lewiston PD handled it for us. He died of natural causes while serving LWOP. Now we have Lewiston PD. Out of all those cops NOBODY knew about his drug use!??! Well, good thing they're eliminating themselves so we don't have to put up with IAD, unions and civil service boards.

BigassE
BigassE

Some of u folks on here are first class piece of shit! It brings u happiness after reading that? Karma? Yea u remember that one! I even wondered how or why he would pay down a passenger in a ‘cab’. I don’t think that’s legal. So perhaps ‘grabbing’ some pills wasn’t the only thing he did that day but shouldn’t have. But I wouldn’t wish death on a person! Ur a prime ex. of what’s wrong in this country!

Copslayer
Copslayer

I for one am glad that he’s dead he had no business searching the passenger of a car because the driver failed to turn on headlights

I wonder how soon after the traffic stop he forgot about the headlights and started looking for other shit

Abhaya7
Abhaya7

Karma sometimes works fast



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