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

2 kids find Cobb police employee’s purse that contained meth, report says

Two days before a Cobb County Police Department employee was arrested at her office, two elementary school-age children found her purse with methamphetamine inside near Elizabeth Porter Park, authorities said.

The incident led to Angel Marie Hall, 38, of Smyrna, being taken into Marietta police custody on a felony charge at her workplace — Cobb County Police Headquarters — on Monday, AJC.com previously reported. The records supervisor faces a count of methamphetamine possession.

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The two children found the purse in a parking lot near the park and turned it over to a civilian public safety official who responds to non-emergency calls, according to a Marietta police incident report.

Traces of meth were allegedly found in the purse and in her lanyard, Channel 2 Action News reported.

Cobb police spokesman Sgt. Wayne Delk confirmed that the department has launched an internal affairs investigation and placed Hall on administrative leave. 

“We are not at liberty to comment on the criminal investigation being handled by Marietta Police, but we can confirm our own internal investigation of civilian employee Angel Hall,” Delk said in a statement.

Hall was booked into the county’s jail before being released later Monday on a $4,070 bond, records show. No further information on Marietta police’s criminal investigation was released. 

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