CALAIS — A longtime Maine police officer who recently retired was arrested and charged with giving drugs to a teenager in a high school parking lot.

Jeffrey Bishop, 53, was a police officer in Calais, Maine, until Jan. 30 and was arrested Feb. 5 on drug charges, the Bangor Daily News reported on Wednesday.

Bishop gave a 17-year-old student hydrocodone pills and fentanyl in a high school parking lot, police said. The drugs were meant for the girl’s mother, who eventually told police she had met Bishop in his police cruiser on several occasions to get drugs from him. She has also been arrested, the newspaper reported.

In his resignation letter to the Calais police department, Bishop said he “decided to go out on top,” after a long career in law enforcement.

“I’ve had many positive and fulfilling years and will cherish them all,” he wrote

Bishop started working as a part-time police officer in Calais, which is located on the Canadian border, in August 2019, the newspaper reported.

He previously served as a prison guard in Machiasport from 2015 to 2017 and worked as police officer in Milbridge before he came to Calais. For more than a decade, Bishop worked for the Washington County Sheriff’s Department and also served as a police officer in the towns of Baileyville, Ellsworth and Jonesport for short periods of time, the newspaper reported.

Comments are not available on this story.

filed under: