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Former DeKalb Police Officer pleads guilty to buying cocaine while on the job

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Former DeKalb Police Officer pleads guilty to buying cocaine while on the job

A DeKalb County Police vehicle. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons
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Illustration: A DeKalb County Police vehicle. Photo obtained via Wikimedia Commons

A former DeKalb County Police officer is barred from serving as a police officer for three years and must undergo substance abuse treatment after pleading guilty to buying cocaine on the job.

“Evan McWhite was charged with violation of oath of public office for purchasing one gram of cocaine for his girlfriend on Feb. 23, 2016,” a press release from the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office says. “A DeKalb Superior Court judge sentenced McWhite to three years of probation, 200 hours of community service working the road-side trash detail, and a $500 fine.

“Also, per the judge’s orders, McWhite must surrender his P.O.S.T. certification (which he did today), must undergo substance abuse evaluation and treatment, submit to random drug screening, and is prohibited from working in law enforcement for three years.”

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