Baltimore City Police Officer Indicted For Allegedly Selling Drugs At A Reisterstown Tattoo Parlor
REISTERSTOWN - A Baltimore City police officer indicted in Baltimore County for allegedly selling drugs at a Reisterstown tattoo parlor is now facing more charges related to theft from city taxpayers.
Officer Cejus Watson, 39, has been suspended without pay since a Baltimore County grand jury indicted him on December 19. He has been accused of selling Marijuana at a Reisterstown tattoo parlor.
On Thursday, Baltimore City State's Attorney Ivan Bates said that Watson was on the clock at the time of the deal, resulting in new charges of misdemeanor theft and misconduct in office.
According to charging documents, Watson arrived to work on time and punched in for his regularly scheduled shift of 7:00 am to 3:30 pm on September 29, 2022.
Charging documents state that he left his post at 12:43 pm without authorization and never returned.
Prosecutors allege that Watson was at a Reisterstown tattoo parlor from 1:18 to 1:34 pm, where he completed a deal to sell Marijuana before returning to his Owings Mills home. According to prosecutors, he remained there until his shift ended, clocking out electronically from his house.
According to States Attorney Bates, he was missing from work for 2 hours and 19 minutes, costing Baltimore City taxpayers more than $100.
Watson's trial for the felony distribution charge in Baltimore County is scheduled for June 1.