ERWIN — Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley has requested the District Attorney General’s office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation conduct an investigation of the Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department’s drug funds and drug evidence following the resignation of one of the department’s narcotics officers.
According to Hensley, Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department narcotics investigator Matthew McNally resigned Friday, two days after McNally took a drug test requested by Hensley. The sheriff said the results came back positive.
McNally, who had worked at the sheriff’s department since August 2007, cited a higher-paying, non-law enforcement job that would take him out of the area as his reason for resigning, Hensley said. The sheriff also said McNally said he would need to begin the new job Monday when he spoke with Hensley on Friday.
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