Suspended Sheriff's Officer Indicted on Multiple Charges

Jason Campbell accused of official misconduct, drug possession and other offenses.

A Morris County grand jury Thursday indicted a suspended county sheriff's officer and former Parsippany assistant fire chief on charges of official misconduct, drug possession and other offenses, according to NJ.com.

The indictment against Jason Campbell, 33, is connected to his arrest in Hanover last March after allegedly being caught during a traffic stop with oxycodone in his pickup truck. The Morris County Prosecutor's Office said Campbell falsely identified himself to a state trooper by showing a Sheriff's Office badge. 

Campbell was charged at the time with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, third-degree conspiracy to possess a controlled dangerous substance, second-degree official misconduct and fourth-degree impersonating a police officer.

The indictment against Campbell is on charges of official misconduct, obstruction of a government investigation, drug possession and conspiracy to possess drugs.

His 32-year old wife Jennifer, who was a passenger in the truck, was indicted for alleged drug possession.

Campbell had previously been charged with deliberately setting fires at separate Lake Hiawatha locations in 2008 and 2010 and then returning to put out the fires. in late March. 

He still faces a trial related to this incident on Oct. 30 in Sussex County Superior Court, according to NJ.com. The remaining charges against him in this case include one count of second-degree attempted aggravated arson and two counts of second-degree conspiracy to commit aggravated arson.

Campbell served as assistant chief for Parsippany's Lake Hiawatha Fire District 5 and was a supervisor of a Morris County Sheriff's Office youth program.


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