Records: Marijuana found in Alabama police chief's car, home


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LIPSCOMB, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police chief is on leave after authorities reported finding marijuana and drug paraphernalia in his patrol car and home.

AL.com reports court records made public Wednesday show the search of Lipscomb Police Chief Brian "Scott" Martin's house and patrol car turned up marijuana and two bongs. The Alabama Law Enforcement Agency arrested the 37-year-old on July 27 on misdemeanor charges of second-degree marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The arrest report says Martin eventually acknowledged marijuana in his home, but denied knowledge of what was found in his car.

Thirty-three-year-old Crystal Lynn Tindle was arrested on the same charges.

Lipscomb Mayor Brenda Renz says Martin is on leave pending an investigation.

Lipscomb is a city of more than 2,000 near Birmingham.

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Information from: The Birmingham News, http://www.al.com/birminghamnews

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