NYPD officer arrested last year now faces drug-related charges: police

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (PIX11)– An NYPD officer who was accused of stealing jewelry from her boyfriend’s mother now faces drug-related charges, police said Thursday.

Stacey Staniland, 29, was arrested in Brooklyn and charged with possession of hypodermic instrument and criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to the NYPD.

The department’s Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating the incident.

This is isn’t the first time Staniland has been in trouble with the law she works to enforce.

Back in December, Staniland was accused of burglarizing her boyfriend’s mother’s Staten Island home on two occasions, allegedly taking various pieces of jewelry then┬áselling them off to a pawn shop, according to a criminal complaint and a source who spoke to silive.com.

Staniland was arraigned on Dec. 17 for burglary, criminal possession of stolen property and petty larceny charges, court documents show. She was temporarily suspended for 30 days and was allowed back to the NYPD on modified duty, a police source told the NY Post. Her next court appearance is June 23.

In 2012, online court documents show, an officer with the same name as Stanliand was accused by three men of violating their civil rights during an arrest. That case since has been dismissed.