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Fresno's deputy police chief arrested on drug charges

Fresno's deputy police chief arrested on drug charges

The second-in-command of the Fresno Police Department and four others were arrested Thursday on federal drug charges, authorities said.

Keith Foster, who joined the department in 1986 and worked as deputy chief since 2007, is accused of conspiring to distribute heroin, oxycodone and marijuana, according to the federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday.

Foster was placed on paid administrative leave and the department pledged to investigate the drug conspiracy allegations.

"I'm at a loss for words, quite frankly," said Chief Jerry Dyer, adding that he learned about the investigation only after Foster was arrested. "This is a...