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HBU officer arrested for drug possession during sting operation

A Houston Baptist University officer was arrested Thursday for drug possession after an HPD sting operation, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
Jesse-Frank-Perry

HOUSTON A Houston Baptist University officer was arrested Thursday for drug possession after an HPD sting operation, according to the Harris County District Attorney s Office.

Court documents state Jesse Frank Perry, 30, attempted to deliver at least 400 grams of cocaine and was also in possession of a firearm.

The Houston Police Department received complaints that an HBU officer was rousting motorists and stealing their belongings. After hearing several reports, police decided to set up a sting operation.

Two undercover HPD officers planted cocaine in their own vehicle and went to the area. They were stopped by Perry, who placed them in custody and searched their vehicle. Police said Perry took the undercover officers drugs, then released them.

The undercover officers left, but more were waiting. They moved in and placed Perry under arrest.

Perry was charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. His bond was set at $52,000.

HBU Police Chief Charles Miller said he was devastated by the news. He said Perry, who had been with the force three years, not only had a clean background, but was an organist at a church.

Perry has since been fired.