The New Hampshire Attorney General's office announced the arrest of Boston Police Sgt. Det. Andrew L. Johnson in West Roxbury today for a Jan. 23 incident in Woodstock, NH, in which he was "found to be in possession of the controlled drugs methamphetamine and amphetamine."
Johnson, was released after his arrest then on conditions he turn himself in to New Hampshire authorities. But he was arrested today by Massachusetts state troopers. According to the Attorney General's office, Johnson lives in Chestnut Hill, an area that includes parts of Newton, Brookline and West Roxbury.
In a statement, Boston Police said Johnson, who had been on the force since 2002, was put on leave on Jan. 27, when officials here learned of his arrest. He is now under investigation by the BPD anti-corruption unit, police said, adding his arrest was part of "an ongoing investigation" by New Hampshire authorities.
Johnson earned promotion from sergeant to sergeant detective in April, 2019. He earned $179,000 in 2020, according to city payroll records.