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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