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Grand jury indicts former Tempe detective amid scandal

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CBS 5 News has confirmed a formal indictment has been handed down by a Maricopa County grand jury charging a former Tempe police officer who resigned in October in lieu of being terminated.

Jessica Dever-Jakusz was formally charged with two felony counts of hindering prosecution and one felony count of prohibited acts by public officers and employees.

The indictment comes on the heels of a Tempe police investigation of her sexual involvement with a drug trafficking suspect.

A Tempe police report showed that in June 2013, Dever-Jakusz worked undercover with other Tempe narcotics detectives in an operation that targeted the sale of illegal drugs in and around Mill Avenue restaurants and bars.

Dever-Jakusz made several "buys" of MDMA, known on the street as Molly, from the suspect, whose name was blacked out in the report.

The report indicated that Dever-Jakusz became sexually involved with the suspect and shortly after, disclosed to him that she was an undercover detective. She also identified at least four other people the suspect had seen her with as undercover detectives.

According to the report, Dever-Jakusz also told her "lover" about an ongoing drug investigation along Mill Avenue and that she was assigned to him.

The report indicates that an anonymous source advised the Tempe Police Department about Dever-Jakusz's involvement with the suspected drug dealer.

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