Niagara cop, 25, arrested and charged for 2nd time in 5 months: police

A Niagara police officer from Stoney Creek, after just two years on the job, is facing criminal charges for the second time in five months.

The officer remains suspended with pay

Niagara police arrested one of their own officers on Monday. (Niagara police)

A Niagara police officer from Stoney Creek, after just two years on the job, is facing criminal charges for the second time in five months.

Police say Cont. Mark Taks of the Niagara Regional Police Service was charged yesterday with three counts of breach of recognizance said police. This comes after Taks was charged with drug possession and trafficking last October.

"It is unacceptable when one of our own members is in anyway in violation of this," said NRPS Chief Bryan MacCulloch in a written statement. 

Taks will appear in court today at the Robert S.K West Courthouse for a bail hearing for his three new charges. 

Taks still remains suspended with pay from the Police Service Act of Ontario says the report. 

The drug charges were a result of Niagara police investigation last May into the trafficking of steroids and other narcotics – including cocaine, prescription drugs and marijuana.