Raleigh police officer faces drug charges


Julian St. Clair King, 26, is charged with two counts of attempting to obtain controlled substances by fraud and forgery.

According to the arrest warrants, King was sent on call related to a deceased person on October 10 and then used the dead person's identification to attempt to buy prescription drugs.

A Raleigh Police Department spokesperson says King attempted to obtain a substance from a pharmacy at 3911 Capital Boulevard on the night of November 11 and in the early morning hours of November 12. A pharmacist became suspicious and notified police.

The warrants state Raleigh Police Department Internal Affairs investigators identified King from surveillance video from a Walgreen's drug store.

King is assigned to the Field Operations Division’s Northeast District. His employment with the department began on December 17, 2007.

He resides in Durham County and turned himself in there Tuesday.

King was transported to Raleigh by RPD personnel and was subsequently taken to the Wake County Jail.

The spokesman said the investigation of the case continues.

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