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Former San Juan Officer Found Guilty of Falsifying Statement

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SAN JUAN – A former San Juan police officer was found guilty of falsifying statement to federal authorities.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said Richard Castillo provided false information to Drugs Enforcement Administration agents during a narcotics seizure investigation in December of 2016.

Related story: Trial for 2 Former San Juan Officers Underway

A co-defendant and also former San Juan officer, Salvador Hernandez, was acquitted on charges for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance

Hernandez also had a conspiracy charge against him that ended in a hung jury. 

For the mistrial, the court will hold jury selection in March of 2018 to retry Hernandez on the conspiracy charge. 

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