GBI: Georgia police officer arrested for selling marijuana while on duty in his uniform

WARWICK, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested a Georgia police officer who they say sold marijuana while on duty and in his uniform.

Leon Mitchell, 32, worked for the Warwick Police Department near Albany in south Georgia.

The GBI’S Southwestern Regional Drug Enforcement Office said undercover agents were able to obtain marijuana from Mitchell in Worth and Lee counties.

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Agents arrested Mitchell at the police department and searched his vehicle. Agents found marijuana, scales and plastic bags inside the car.


Mitchell was arrested on two counts of sale/distribution of marijuana, one count of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, four counts of possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, three counts of violation of oath of office and two counts of use of a communication device during the commission of a felony.

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The investigation will be turned over to the district attorney’s office when it is complete.