A police officer in the Des Moines suburb of Pleasant Hill is facing more charges following his arrest last month. Pleasant Hill Police Sergeant Dan Edwards was charged with misdemeanor drug possession after crashing his patrol car on April 1. Investigators said Edwards was high on methamphetamine.
Now, the Division of Criminal Investigation has charged Edwards with third-degree burglary, a felony, and operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Investigators believe Edwards took the meth from a police evidence room.
Edwards had been on paid administrative leave. He was fired on Friday afternoon.