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Georgia Cop Caught Selling Weed On Duty, In Uniform

Officer Leon Mitchell remains in jail Friday after a judge denied his bail


The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Georgia police officer who they say sold marijuana while on duty, in uniform.

Leon Mitchell, 32, worked for the Warwick Police Department near Albany, in southwest Georgia, reports WSB-TV. Warwick is about 80 miles south of Macon, reports The Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

The GBI’S Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office claimed undercover agents were able to buy weed from Mitchell in Worth and Lee counties.

A Regular Kodak Moment

In what must have been a regular Kodak moment, drug agents arrested Officer Mitchell January 28 at the police department. Agents said they found marijuana, scales and plastic bags right inside the car when they searched his vehicle.

Agents arrested Mitchell on two counts of sale/distribution of marijuana and one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana.

For good measure, they piled on four counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of violation of oath of office and two counts of use of a communication device during the commission of a felony.

Mitchell Still In Jail

Officers booked Mitchell into the Worth County Jail, reports Valdosta Today.

He remained jailed Friday in Lee County after a judge denied Mitchell bail, reports the Associated Press. A Worth County jail official said she didn’t know if Mitchell had a lawyer to represent him.

The investigation will be turned over to the district attorney’s office when it is complete, according to the GBI.

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