The resumption of HPOU’s in-person general membership meetings on April 1 saw the presentation of Investigator of the Month honors to Officer Amber Khan.
Officer Khan was brought in to assist in an investigation of a suspect in multiple fentanyl overdose deaths on the northwest side.
Khan was able to contact the suspect via social media and convinced him to sell her heroin on several different occasions. Over the course of several months, laboratory analysis of narcotics recovered from her buys tested positive for fentanyl.
On Feb. 2, Officer Khan conducted a buy/bust operation, in which six grams of heroin was recovered directly from the suspect. Ultimately, he was arrested for DCS, and an additional DCS charge from a previous buy which tested positive for fentanyl as well.
A firearm and three additional grams of fentanyl were recovered from the suspect’s apartment after he consented to a search. The Harris County District Attorney’s Office also authorized the suspect’s vehicle to be seized.
Officer Khan deserves to be commended for her investigative efforts in bringing this suspect to justice. If not for her diligence and bravery, there’s no telling how many other lives could have possibly been lost as a result of this suspect knowingly distributing the deadly substance fentanyl into the community.
She is a credit to the Houston Police Department and personifies the hard work and courage that makes our Narcotics Division one of the best in the nation.