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No charges against Holyoke cop, firefighter who resigned during drug investigation

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Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger stands next to Mayor Alex Morse at a news conference at City Hall on June 2. (MassLive) Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger stands next to Mayor Alex Morse at a news conference at City Hall on June 2. (MassLive)
HOLYOKE, MA (WSHM) -

Hampden County prosecutors will not file charges against a former Holyoke firefighter and police officer who resigned last month during a drug investigation.

District Attorney James Orenstein told MassLive that the investigation has concluded and no further action was necessary.

Firefighter Thomas Bauer and Patrolman Jamie Girard resigned last month following accusations of drug possession and an internal investigation.

The investigation began after Massachusetts state troopers arrested an individual in possession of Suboxone, which is a drug used to treat opiate addiction. The individual alleged he was making a delivery to an on-duty Holyoke firefighter.

"We staked out the department and the firefighter came to meet with dealer, which led to the allegation," Holyoke Police Chief James Neiswanger said earlier this month at a news conference.

Officials began drug testing both officers and firefighters.

Girard refused the drug test and resigned.

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