Cobb police employee arrested at headquarters after meth found in purse, lanyard

Officers started an investigation after they say children found the woman's purse with drugs.

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A Cobb County Police Department employee was arrested at police headquarters on possession of meth charges. She is now under an internal investigation.

Angel Hall, 38, was arrested Monday afternoon by the Marietta Police Department. Hall works as the records supervisor for Cobb police.

Channel 2 Cobb Bureau Chief Chris Jose got a copy of the arrest warrant Tuesday.

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According to the warrant, Hall brought meth to Cobb police headquarters between Nov. 29 and Dec. 2. Marietta police said she had the drugs in her lanyard and purse.

Visitors at Cobb police headquarters were shocked to hear about the arrest.

"Why would you bring it here? Out of all places," one man told Jose.

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Police learned about the drugs in Hall's purse after officers said two elementary school students found it at a local park.

Elizabeth Porter Park is a popular place for families and is about half a mile away from Cobb police headquarters.

The children found the purse in a parking lot Saturday and turned it over to a civilian employee who responds to non-emergency calls.

Cobb police have not commented on the arrest. Sources told Channel 2 Action News that Hall is on administrative leave while the department conducts an internal investigation.

Marietta police is handling the criminal investigation since it made the arrest.

Hall was booked into the county’s jail before being released later Monday on a $4,070 bond, records show. Jose went by Hall's home on Tuesday but no one answered the door.