Fresno Deputy Police Chief Keith Foster, 5 Others Arrested on Drug Charges

Rick Montanez et al., ABC 30 (Fresno), March 27, 2015

The Fresno Police Department’s second in command has been arrested in a federal drug conspiracy investigation. Deputy Chief Keith Foster, 51, is accused of distributing and possessing drugs.

Deputy Chief Keith Foster is accused of distributing and possessing oxycodone, marijuana, and heroin. He was arrested on Thursday after a year long investigation by the FBI and ATF.

Keith Foster

Keith Foster

Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer met with his staff to address any questions they have after the announcement–and also to reassure them that no one, including officers, is above the law.

Deputy Chief Foster is one of three deputy chiefs in the department. Chief Jerry Dyer says Foster’s job is to oversee patrol–and each of the four policing districts in the city. Foster became a deputy chief eight years ago.

At the news conference Thursday afternoon, Chief Dyer said he was just made aware of this case–after Foster was arrested on Thursday. Federal investigators are not revealing details of the investigation, other than to say they have surveillance, which includes Deputy Chief Foster. Investigators were authorized to use wire taps on telephones.


Three other suspects were arrested on Thursday afternoon. Federal authorities say 41-year-old Rafael Guzman worked with Foster to distribute heroin. Foster’s relative, 48-year-old Randy Flowers is accused of conspiring to distribute oxycodone. And 35-year-old Jennifer Donebedian was arrested for conspiracy to distribute marijuana.

The other two suspects, 44-year-old Denny Foster and 37-year-old Sarah Ybarra, were arrested Thursday night for conspiracy to distribute marijuana.


Keith Foster and his family are well known in Fresno. His family has a long tradition in Southwest Fresno.

The Southwest Fresno Police Substation is named after Keith Foster’s father. During his decades with the police department, Foster climbed the ranks all the way to the second in command.


The Foster family has also made some headlines for the wrong reasons. In 2012, Foster’s brother Patrick, a correctional officer, was arrested after officers said he was a getaway driver in a burglary at the Clovis Kohl’s.


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  • Deputy Chief Keith Foster is accused of distributing and possessing oxycodone, marijuana, and heroin.

    OTOH, I bet his parties were legendary.

  • SentryattheGate

    No doubt he had help climbing the ladder; the diversity agenda! And, notice the names of his accomplices; Hispanic. In the lands where these people (blacks and Latinos) originate, corruption has permeated throughout their societies—-and it will be the same here when minorities run things!

    • Whitetrashgang

      Civilization is not really something blacks or browns really understand,or can build.

      • slobotnavich

        True, but they’re very adept at destroying one.

      • Fathercoughlin

        the way things are going,the NAPA quest to be allowed full reign is getting closer.

        • Whitetrashgang

          God bless the pavement.

    • Usually Much Calmer

      I have argued here before that even if they were not naturally corrupt, the situation egalitarians put them in will make them corrupt. They fail and they do not see why; they can only assume it is because WE are corrupt. They they do as in Rome, or so they think.

      • SentryattheGate

        My thoughts exactly; they figure that whites all are corrupt, so why shouldn’t they “do as in Rome”, when whites have the least corrupt societies on earth (well, we have gotten more corrupt lately; or should I specify the JP Morgans, Goldman Sachs, etc.)

        • Sick of it

          Are you a billionaire? I’m not. I work for a living.

        • Charles Martel

          J_WS buy a vowel

        • ZB01

          When Whites are corrupt, invariably someone will expose this corruption, and fight against it for the benefit of all. This person will be….surprise, surprise WHITE. When other races are corrupt, generally…generally others within their own race who are somewhat honest will do nothing to impede the corruption; an exception being if they are victims of the same. The concept of utilitarianism is generally absent.

        • Miyako

          my feelings exactly”! Your On To Something…..With……….Goldman Sachs”’! etc.

      • Charles Martel

        Putting all that sweet tasty crack cocaine in a room he has a key to is racism.

    • anony

      Pass the bananas, please.

    • Charles Martel

      I doubt he could spell ladder.

    • Miyako

      yes………… are correct. the destruction will be complete.

    • Raymond Kidwell

      This is not only a minority issue. There are lots of corrupt cops and they also get caught all the time, despite the fact that there isn’t a huge amount of effort to catch them. And some people have told me it’s hard to get hired on as a cop but many I have dealt with seem to be very unprofessional and there doesn’t seem to be any requirements in some areas other than a two month class and a background check, although local districts may have stricter requirements.

      Personally I have dealt with too many unqualified teachers and cops.

      • SentryattheGate

        Of course there are corrupt white cops too, but I believe that minority cops, percentage-wise have more corruption (as in keeping confiscated and/or selling illegal drugs, taking bribes, etc/brutally is another issue, and is subjective). Locally, a cop needs a 2 year degree from a police academy and then recruit training. Recently-graduated cops told me that it’s the white male cops having a harder time getting hired, due to the pressure to diversify.

      • Affirmative action lowers all criteria to admit unqualified Minorities.

        But, in order not to be racist, *everyone’s* criteria gets lowered. So unqualified whites also can be hired. Steve Farron in the Affirmative Action Hoax suggested that it would be best to have different criteria for every race. So at least the white officers would be highly qualified.

      • Background checks are racist and have disparate impact on minorities.

  • Whitetrashgang

    Some whites are corrupt, but blacks can only pretend to be part of civilization

    • APaige

      Corruption is sometimes referred to as ‘The African disease.’
      Some ‘diseases’ are genetic.

      • stonepillow

        The Romans used to call homosexuality the “Greek Disease” then guess what they adopted the more’s of the society they once despised and the Germans began to call the Roman’s sexual perversions coupled with their declining birth rate, endemic corruption and unwillingness to fight – the “Roman Disease.”

        • Spikeygrrl

          Recreational flagellation used to be known as “the English vice.” Those were simpler times. In today’s MultiCult, self-flagellation has become “the White vice.”

          • ghettovalley

            “That whole Yale thing.”

  • ImTellinYa

    Wherever Blacks and Hispanics gain power, the area swiftly turns into a third-world wasteland. And the government, at all levels, is the sworn enemy of Whites. Most politicians are now scum of the earth who work only to destroy their own country. It is disgusting.

  • anony

    A black man betrays a public trust. No real news here, move along now. Business as usual.

  • Thor’s Hammer

    I knew before I clicked on this story that this was a negro in a power position that it could not handle.

    • Charles Martel

      Don’t count mestizos out.

  • Sick of it

    We have a black police lieutenant who is involved with the local drug dealers. He’s also a rapist, though he’s never been punished for the crime or any other crime he has committed. Everyone is too scared to gather evidence due to his connections. He cannot simply be fired because he would file and win a discrimination lawsuit.

    • TruthBeTold

      Some years back we had a black chief of police (blacks in the city pretty much demanded it of the black mayor). It was later learned that his brother was a major drug dealer. The black chief hung around a bit longer but decided to retire.

  • Charles Martel

    Yet another felon police chief.

    • Strider73

      Actually a deputy chief, one of three in the PD according to the original article. A comment on that article said Chief Dyer wanted to retire a few years ago, but could not because a nationwide search failed to find anyone who wanted the job.

      As for how Foster rose through the ranks, I suspect a combination of affirmative action and nepotism.

  • Boycott News Corp

    black males = trouble

  • Tarczan

    The Fresno Police Department’s second in command has been arrested in a federal drug conspiracy INVESTIGATION. Deputy Chief Keith Foster, 51, is accused of distributing and possessing drugs.
    The Southwest Fresno Police Substation is named after Keith Foster’s father.

    This can only happen with darkies.

  • libertarian1234

    “Foster became a deputy chief eight years ago.”

    Yes, many people remember that. It was right after he scored a whopping 34 out of a possible 100 on his qualifications test, but his AA points to assure fairness brought his overall test score up to 99, while his white competitor scored only 96.

    I wonder if they hired an ebonics expert to try to decipher his police reports?

  • MekongDelta69

    Endless Zimbabwe (NOT Rhodesia), in America.

  • LACountyRedneck

    As bad as California has become it is only getting worse. I can’t imagine a worse state to live in. The last time I checked the state was ranked 37th best state to live in. A few decades ago it was in the top 5. It is rolling downhill fast.

    • California was a pretty good place when I was an undergrad there, but I could see the writing on the wall. In truth, I liked the friends I made there more than the state itself, even then.

      • thegodsofeden

        Grew up in southern California in the 70’s. We lived in the city of Anaheim in Orange County. I remember reading, either in a newspaper or book, that at that time Orange County, CA was the whitest place in the USA. My brother went back there, with his wife, around five years ago, to show her where we grew up. Told me that it reminded him of some of the ghetto areas you see in urban inner-cities. Unbelievable.

  • It looks like Idi Amin.

  • LHathaway

    The film ‘training day’ appears to no longer be outlandish fiction.

  • zamzow

    Besides looking under the influence and strung out in the above picture the ” Deputy Chief ” looks like Laurent Kabila the African war lord.

  • MBlanc46

    Affirmative action strikes again.

  • George Costanza

    Chief deputy wouldn’t have that many stars as his rank.

  • George Costanza

    Chief deputy wouldn’t have that many stars as his rank, the white guy is most likely a deputy commissioner.

  • IKUredux

    Oh Gee, I’m surprised. I’m shocked. Really, I have never, ever, seen a Black accused of these sorts of crimes, said no one EVER. (H/T to someone). Sorry, can’t remember.

  • superlloyd

    Foxes guarding the chicken coop. Well done, Liberals. The AA appointment has not only invaded the chicken coop but bit the hand that fed it. Double jeopardy.

  • slobotnavich

    Frankly, I was stunned to see that he was black. I’d simply assumed that Foster was a typical over-privileged white with an Ivy League education. Just goes to show how some of your most cherished assumptions and prejudices can be so wrong.

  • stonepillow

    You can’t make this stuff up. The black Deputy Chief in a major police department selling heroin and his brother a correction’s officer a getaway driver in a burglary? Blacks because of their much higher rate of violence and crime should be subject to extra scrutiny before they’re allowed to put on a badge, after all that is what you’d do if you were hiring for your business and this was still a free country.

  • E. Newton

    This Keith Foster looks like he might be black or Afro-american. Seems like he did some really awful things considering that he was the Deputy Chief of a large police department. It’s pretty bad, but he may have lived in a food desert. These are parts of metropolitan areas where there are no food markets or restaurants. This can often lead to low blood sugar and it might have driven him to engage in criminal activity.

    Of course the alternate explanation is that he is negro.

  • One has to wonder what exactly tipped off the FBI and ATF to get the investigation started in the first place. This sort of case doesn’t just originate out of the blue.

    • HE2

      One has to wonder what exactly tipped off the FBI and ATF [snip]

      Hopefully, a decent, honest White LEO.
      Greaserito LEOs do not usually snitch; they want in on the action.

  • HE2

    Hey, does this remind anyone else of the New Orleans P.D.?
    Saw a real life crime show episode about a NOPD black female who used her squad car to escort drug dealing family members on their drug selling rounds.
    Seems having flunked the NOPD qualifying psych. test, she hired a private testing outfit and passed, and was accepted onto the force under threat of lawsuit for discrimination.

  • AFlaVet

    They can use AA to get the boy out of the ghetto…but the ghetto always stays in the boy.

  • Speedy Steve

    Jenifer Donebedian is the only White perp. She must have been stupid enough ti sleep with the colored deputy.

  • Earl P. Holt III

    Because of the EEOC and “Justice” Department, all state, county and local governments are compelled to hire these frauds, and then they are compelled to promote them. This is one of the inevitable consequences.

    Also, this is probably why Ferguson, MO did not have more of them, and why the latter is under investigation by the REAL CROOKS at the “Justice” Department…

  • Hilis Hatki

    If you think this cop is the lowest of the low you should meet the white cops in my area.

  • A Freespeechzone

    Nothing like the tactic of implying that the crook is a White man—not everyone will identify the 4 stars on his lapel as having a higher rank…

    More deception from the MSM.