Arizona cop bedded drug dealer suspect, told him about the undercover probe

	Jessica Dever-Jakusz is accused of starting up a romantic relationship with a drug dealer while she was undercover -- putting two other officers at risk in the process. The Maricopa County Attorney's Office says Tempe police are recommending two counts of hindering prosecution for Dever-Jakusz. According to a police report, Dever-Jakusz slept with a local drug dealer while on an undercover bust.New York Daily News

A police detective working undercover in an Arizona drug case didn’t only have routine adulterous trysts with a subject of the investigation — her pillow talk also exposed her cover and that of two fellow undercover officers involved in the probe.

When former Tempe Police Department detective Jessica Dever-Jakusz let slip to her lover that she and two other undercovers investigating drug sales were cops, it sunk five months of work in the case, several news outlets reported. That was Oct. 15 — roughly two months after the detective went off the reservation and into the suspect’s bed.  

Dever-Jakusz, a 13-year veteran of the Tempe police force whose husband also works in law enforcement, refused to speak with investigators and later resigned.

The damning allegations of the former detective’s cover-blowing affair were revealed Monday in an official report of the investigation into her conduct that was released after media outlets filed a public information request, according to reports.

The press had been seeking the full story after Tempe Police Chief Tom Ryff sent a cryptic memo to staff that confirmed Dever-Jakusz’s resignation but said without elaboration that the case had been referred for possible criminal prosecution, the Associated Press reported.

The official report, though partially redacted, laid bare Dever-Jakusz’s sexual transgressions as well as the “careless” manner in which she divulged information that could have endangered her life or that of the two other female undercover officers.

Jessica Dever-Jakusz is seen in a video participating in a bust.


Jessica Dever-Jakusz is seen in a video participating in a bust.

The case focused on sale of the party drug known as Molly on the Mill Avenue strip in Tempe. Dever-Jakusz had past experience investigating narcotics crimes, and was assigned to the Mill Avenue case by superiors so she could mentor the other two undercovers, who were greener on the street, USA Today reported, citing the official report.

As part of the Mill Avenue probe, Dever-Jakusz and her two colleagues bought Molly from the suspect in June 2013.

By August, Dever-Jakusz and the suspect had begun sleeping together on a regular basis at the suspect’s home, the report notes, according to various media reports.

Investigators noted that prior to Dever-Jakusz blowing her cover Oct. 15, the suspect was in the dark that he was being investigated — and bedding the undercover leading the probe.

“Up until that time, [the suspect] did not know or ever suspect that Dever was a police officer,” the report said, according to USA Today.

She also told the suspect that her husband, whom she referred to as her “ex,” was “looking up a bunch of stuff” on him and that she suspected it was for reasons “other than a legitimate purpose as a law enforcement officer,” according to the USA Today report.

Authorities are reviewing the case, as well as all those Dever-Jakusz was involved in which may now fall apart because of the alleged affair.


Authorities are reviewing the case, as well as all those Dever-Jakusz was involved in which may now fall apart because of the alleged affair.

Police got wind of Dever-Jakusz’s case-jeopardizing affair through an anonymous tip, reported.

Soon the suspect was talking to Tempe investigators who were looking into Dever-Jakusz’s two-timing. He said Dever-Jakusz confessed to him that she was a cop, as were her two Molly-buying associates, and she also told him that he and his associates were targets of the probe, the report noted, according

To prove the affair with Dever-Jakusz, the suspect showed investigators sexually explicit text messages the two had shared. And she promptly removed any doubts investigators may have had about the suspect’s claims when she texted him while he was speaking to police. It was an apparent booty call: she was asking him if she could come by his house later that day, according to

Tempe police officials referred the results of the criminal investigation of Dever-Jakusz to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, which is reviewing the material, the AP reported. The report into Dever-Jakusz’s trysts recommended that she be charged with two felony counts of hindering prosecution. Prosecutors had not filed charges against her as of Tuesday afternoon.

As to the suspect who was Dever-Jakusz’s paramour, he has not been charged criminally, according to the official report, and it’s not known whether authorities will be able to salvage any cases based on evidence gathered during the Mill Avenue investigation, reported.

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3 thoughts on “Arizona cop bedded drug dealer suspect, told him about the undercover probe

  1. Women are enamored with the whole gangsta’ thug-thing. Bad Boys are sooooo much more cool and edgy.

    Just another ‘silk purse from a sow’s ear’ girl…..

    1. There used to be a rule in society that when you wore a uniform/any…that your conduct and ethics/character carried you in such a manner that kept you above and beyond reproach. not so anymore. the degradation of society by its puppet-master marxist communists has been so successful that even the elite: politicians, law enforcement and the military all fall from these sins of greed, covetousness and arrogance. when these values become important again and are taught as a part of the family unit, then and only then will our society and world start to change for the better.

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