- Associated Press - Thursday, April 6, 2017

OGDEN, Utah (AP) - A judge has dismissed all charges against a former Utah police officer who was suspected of distributing drugs while he worked as a narcotic agent.

Judge W. Brent West made the decision to drop 31-year-old Don Henry Johnson four felony charges Tuesday. West dismissed the counts without prejudice, meaning they can be refiled in the future.

The Ogden Police Department suspected Johnson of making illegal drug buys after police informants claimed Johnson approached them for drugs outside of an investigation.

Deputy Davis County Attorney Jason Nelson filed a motion Tuesday asking the case be dismissed citing “multiple evidentiary concerns.”

Defense attorney Cara Tangaro says she had evidence that proved Johnson’s innocence and believes prosecutors did the right thing.

Tangaro says it’s unlikely Johnson will return to the department.



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