A former Aurora police officer who allegedly administered methamphetamine to a woman appeared in Arapahoe County court Wednesday morning.
32-year-old Josiah Seth Coe has been charged with controlled substance distribution and official misconduct, according to police.
My testimony about the arrest of former @AuroraPD Officer Coe. pic.twitter.com/nf67CELRYX
– Chief Vanessa Wilson (@APDChiefWilson) May 5, 2021
Coe reportedly provided a woman with a controlled substance on March 4 while he was on an off-duty assignment, police said in a statement. The woman contacted the police on March 31st about the incident and an internal affairs investigation began.
The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has been notified and an “independent criminal investigation” has been initiated. Coe resigned from the department on April 22nd.
Coe was working as a security guard at the Aurora Medical Center where he met the woman, according to an affidavit on the case. They had a conversation outside of the hospital while smoking cigarettes and Coe reportedly gave the woman meth and a pipe wrapped in a blue bandana as she exited the facility in a taxi.
The defendant appeared in court on Wednesday. An injunction hearing is planned for June 7th.