7 firefighters under investigation for distribution of narcotics

Five of the seven have been off the street since July while two others have resigned from the department


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WASHINGTON — Seven D.C. firefighters have been under investigation since last summer for allegedly taking part in an oxycodone distribution ring. It is a scheme uncovered after investigators in St. Mary's County searched the phone and computer of a veteran lieutenant.

Five of the seven have been off the street since July while two others have resigned from the department. Multiple sources familiar with the case say it all began with the arrest of Henry Dent -- a lieutenant who investigators say walked into a St. Mary's County pharmacy last March where he tried to pass a fake prescription for oxycodone while dressed in his fire department uniform.

From there, sources say, the case took off when investigators started looking at the emails and text messages on his phone and computer. Until recently, Dent was a lieutenant assigned to Truck 12 in the Tenleytown neighborhood of Northwest D.C.

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