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Ex-South Carolina police chief jailed over failed drug tests

July 18, 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A former police chief in South Carolina has been arrested and jailed after repeatedly failing drug tests that showed methamphetamine in his system.

The State reports former Columbia police Chief Randy Scott was arrested Wednesday. This is Scott’s fourth arrest in less than a year.

Scott’s probation officer, Crystal Boyd, said in court documents that Scott violated his bond conditions by using drugs, failing to submit to drug testing and not showing up for substance abuse treatment. Court records say Scott failed drug tests as recently as this month.

Authorities arrested Scott on federal warrants in May after a tip about a stolen car led them to his motel room. Scott was Columbia’s police chief for less than three years before resigning in 2013 amid allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Information from: The State, http://www.thestate.com

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