June 4, 2021 Updated: June 4, 2021 6:15 a.m.
ROGERSVILLE, Tennessee (AP) – A Tennessee police officer has been charged with using drugs seized at traffic controls to train drug detection dogs, authorities said.
Hawkins County Police Officer William Creasy has been charged with misconduct and drug possession, among other charges, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Thursday.
At the request of the Hawkins County District Attorney, agents opened an investigation in April. Agents found Creasy was in possession of controlled substances that he had taken from people at traffic stops and then used the drugs to train K-9 officers without proper documentation, the TBI said.
Creasy was arrested Thursday and posted in Hawkins County Jail on a $ 3,000 bond, the TBI said. It could not be immediately determined whether Creasy had a lawyer to speak on his behalf about the allegations.