They were called to the UGA Extension office, in the 700 block of Crescent Drive in Gainesville, about 10:30 a.m. on Oct. 27 to collect evidence turned over by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.
That evidence included cocaine found in the top drawer of Wheeler’s desk, a piece of paper rolled into a straw, two of Wheeler’s name tags and brown paper towels containing a white powdery substance, according to the report.
At some point during the police investigation, Wheeler returned to hand over office keys and was intially given an administrative suspension notice.
He was later fired, UGA spokesman Gregory Trevor confirmed. The extension office is part of UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Wheeler, who lives in Buford, left the scene without making a statement to authorities.
A campus police spokesman refused to comment beyond the incident report and referred comment to a university spokesman. The university has not released a statement to the AJC.
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Police say the men refused to cooperate.