A police officer accused of selling drugs outside his Coweta County home resigned a week after an investigation into the claims, officials said.
Authorities arrested Daniel-Cameron William Kemp, 23, on Feb. 3 after he was spotted by Coweta County Sheriff’s Office deputies outside his home passing a gun and a container to a man in a car, Deputy LaShunda Reed said. Kemp resigned Thursday from the Hogansville Police Department.
The deputies pulled over the driver, Billy Ray Pate, when they saw he wasn’t wearing a seat belt and questioned him. Marijuana smells were coming from the car, officials alleged.
Pate admitted to buying a .22 caliber Uzi and marijuana from Kemp and said he’d purchased drugs from him in the past, officials said.
Authorities later searched Pate’s home while he was at work and found pills, including Oxycodone, Reed said. The pills were not prescribed to Kemp. Plastic bags containing marijuana and methamphetamine were found under the living room sofa.
Kemp’s wife admitted to finding marijuana in the couple’s living room, Reed said. During a search of Kemp’s police car, authorities found marijuana in the dash, Reed said.
Kemp was placed on administrative leave before his resignation.
The GBI is investigating the case.
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