The Addictions Coach: Deputy Suffering with Addiction Steals over 1,000 pills from Drug Take-Back Program
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Deputy stole more than 1,000 pills from Drug Take-Back program, Sheriff Tompkins says
A Muscogee County sheriff’s deputy stole more than 1,000 pills from the Drug Take-Back program that encourages the public to give their unwanted medication to officials for proper disposal, Sheriff Donna Tompkins said.
“It’s very sad anytime, for us, one of our own is not upholding our high standards but certainly it makes me more concerned,” she said Friday morning during a press conference. “These are a lot of drugs and everything you have access to.”
Cpl. Bridget Goolsby, who has been with the sheriff’s department for 18 years, was placed on paid administrative leave. She faces one count of violation of oath by a public officer and numerous drug charges.
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