04/29/2010

Texas officer charged with smoking pot on duty

Fort Worth police chief orders top-down shake-up after investigation

CBS11tv.com

FORT WORTH, Texas — A Fort Worth police officer has been arrested and charged with possessing marijuana, tampering with evidence and is accused of also smoking marijuana while on duty and in uniform.

Chief Jeff Halstead announced the arrest at a news conference Wednesday morning. "As soon as I heard this information, as you can imagine, I was disgusted and I was furious," Halstead told CBS 11 News. Wesley Lamb, 34, was arrested Wednesday morning following a tip from a Fort Worth resident that claimed the officer was seen smoking pot in a vehicle.

The accusation triggered an investigation by Chief Halstead's special investigation unit - which he created a year ago to tackle officers who break the law. "The more investigations that come to my desk the more resources I will deploy, because I will never ever tolerate that kind of behavior," the Chief said.

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