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