Georgia cop Leon Mitchell arrested for dealing pot in uniform
A Georgia cop was busted for dealing pot while on duty and in uniform, authorities said.
Warwick Police Officer Leon Mitchell, 32, sold marijuana to undercover agents in Worth County and Lee County, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release.
The GBI had been tipped off that Mitchell was dealing while on duty as a Warwick cop, the release said. He was arrested Jan. 28 at Warwick police headquarters, according to the GBI.
Pot, scales and plastic bags were later found inside the car Mitchell was driving.
Mitchell is facing charges of sale of marijuana, possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. He was also slapped with three counts of violating his oath of office and using a communication device during the commission of a felony.
Mitchell, a resident of Albany in the southwestern part of the state, was still in jail Friday after he was denied bail, according to the Associated Press.
With Post wires