A policeman has appeared in court charged with Class A drugs offences.
Det Sgt Paul Thompson, 43, from Northumbria Police, is also accused of aiding his criminal friends by accessing confidential police records.
He and his wife, Susan Thompson, 44, who was described in court as a "high flying housing executive", allegedly supplied their friends with cocaine.
They denied all charges against them at Newcastle Crown Court including misconduct in public office.
My comment: Waiting for outcome of trial before commenting.
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