Schaumburg Cops Charged in Drug Case Resign

Terrance O Brien, Matthew Hudak and John Cichy are accused of only reporting portions of drugs they'd seized and reselling the rest to dealers

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    Terrance O Brien, 47; Matthew Hudak, 29; and John Cichy, 30, are accused of only reporting portions of drugs they'd seized and reselling the rest to dealers.

    Three Schaumburg cops accused of stealing illegal drugs seized during arrests have resigned, village officials announced Wednesday.

    Tactical officers Terrance O’Brien, John Cichy resigned Tuesday. Officer Matthew Hudak resigned last week, officials said.

    The trio were arrested Jan. 16 by DuPage County and federal authorities. They're accused of only reporting poortions of drugs they'd seized and reselling the rest to drug dealers. All had been placed on leave following their arrests.

    "The fact that these three individuals are no longer members of the Schaumburg Police Department is good news for our residents and for the honest, law abiding officers that are working in our community every day," Village Manager Ken Fritz said in a statement.

    Despite the resignations, Schaumburg officials plan to continue their investigation to "gather as much information as possible about the actions of these former police officers," Village Manager Ken Fritz said.

    All three remain jailed in DuPage County.