DC Stephen Proctor, who was attached to the South East Basic Command Unit, tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine use last April.
Methamphetamines are a class A drug in the UK and possession carries a maximum prison sentence of 7 years. The maximum sentence for possessing amphetamines, a Class B drug, is 5 years.
Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball concluded that the officer had breached the Met's Standards of Professional Behaviour for Discreditable Conduct at a misconduct hearing last Thursday and he was dismissed from the force without notice.
DC Proctor will now be placed on the College of Policing barred list – meaning he cannot serve as a police officer or in a number of other related roles in the future.
Chief Superintendent Trevor Lawry, commander for policing in Greenwich, Lewisham and Bexley, said: “The actions of this former officer are incredibly disappointing and fall far below the rigorous values and standards that we strive to uphold in this BCU.
“Quick and appropriate action was taken when it was suspected that he had been using prohibited substances and as a result he has now been rightfully dismissed.
“Our communities deserve the best of its police officers and that kind of behaviour has no place at all in the Met.”Internet Explorer Channel Network