SC cop accused of taking pot from suspect for she and boyfriend, helping him beat drug test

Source: Cherokee Count Detention Center; MEGA

Mar. 11 2022, Published 10:11 a.m. ET

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A police officer in South Carolina is accused of taking a suspect’s pot for her own use and helping her boyfriend beat a drug test, investigators said.

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Recently, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division charged Charlena Marie Camden Hamrick, 31, with misconduct in office and substitution or spiking to defeat a drug test. The state agency investigated after a request by the Cherokee County Sheriff.

Hamrick was a police officer in Gaffney, South Carolina.

She was booked into Cherokee County jail after her arrest.

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Investigators said in December 2018, Hamrick took marijuana from a suspect and then confiscated it so she and her boyfriend could use it, according to arrest warrants. She was a police officer when she allegedly took the drugs.

Then in July 2019, Gaffney helped her boyfriend beat a drug test at his place of employment, the Gaffney Fire Department, according to the warrants. She provided substitute urine to beat the test.

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State agents said there were Facebook messages where Hamrick’s role in the plan was mentioned.

Source: Cherokee Count Detention Center; MEGA

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