Firefighter terminated after alleged drug theft

A Fayette County firefighter is out of a job after his arrest on charges that he took a Peachtree City woman’s pain medication.

According to Channel 2 Action News, Sidney Webb White Jr. was charged last month with misdemeanor theft by taking and felony drug possession.

Fayette County Fire Chief David Scarbrough told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that White was terminated on Oct. 24.

“It is due to conduct unbecoming of a member of our fire department with our code of conduct and ethics,” Scarbrough said. “[But] it wasn’t something that he did while he was on duty in an active role with the department.”

According to a Fayette County Sheriff’s Office incident report, White allegedly visited a woman in her 70s at a Wagon Wheel Way home on Oct. 22, telling her that he had been at her house before on a call to assist her off the floor and that he wanted to check on her as he was in the area. Allegedly, he then asked to come inside to use the restroom; after doing so, he walked past the woman and went into her bedroom without her permission, and then left the residence before she was able to get to her room.

The woman later noticed that a full bottle of Vicodin was missing from her nightstand.

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