Jason Fredrikkson, the San Leandro narcotics detective accused of giving his girlfriend marijuana to sell, quit the force last Friday, the San Francisco Chronicle reported Monday night.
San Leandro Police spokesperson Lt. Jeff Tudor confirmed Fredrikkson's resignation to Patch.
Fredrikkson, 38, was charged on May 20 with illegally transporting and furnishing the sale of marijuana. He is accused of giving more than a pound of pot to a female police informant with whom his lawyer says he was .
San Leandro Police officials have said there is no evidence to suggest Fredrikkson got the marijuana from the department’s evidence lockers, but they have not said where he may have gotten it.
Fredriksson has worked at the since July 2002 and was one of three detectives in the vice/narcotics unit.
Harry Stern, Fredrikkson's lawyer, has said repeatedly that his client is only guilty of having an affair, not of providing his lover with marijuana. Stern told the Chronicle that Fredrikkson's resignation "had nothing to do with the marijuana charges, which are completely unsubstantiated."
Rather, he said, his client's resignation was related to his "inappropriate relationship" with the police informant.
The legal defense fund of the California police officers' union will continue to pay for Fredrikkson's legal defense, according to Sgt. Mike Sobek, a union representative and San Leandro Police officer.