Expert Witnesses Testify in Police Officer Conspiracy Trial

Worcester, MA police officer Heriberto Arroyo was convicted June 7th in U.S. District Court on two conspiracy drug charges. Arroyo was found guilty of conspiracy to possess GBL and GHB and conspiracy to possess Ecstasy and cocaine. GHB is widely believed to be used primarily for drugging women for purposes of sexual assault. Each conviction carries a maximum penalty of one year in prison. Prosecutors called three expert witnesses on GBL and GHB, which weightlifters and party-goers use. No law enforcement expert witnesses were called.

The jury found Patrolman Arroyo not guilty of conspiracy to possess GHB and GBL with intent to distribute, which carries a maximum 20 year sentence reports