THP trooper charged with buying drugs while in uniform - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

THP trooper charged with buying drugs while in uniform

Mark D. Williams (Source: TBI) Mark D. Williams (Source: TBI)
Elliott Goode (Source: TBI) Elliott Goode (Source: TBI)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Investigators arrested a Tennessee Highway Patrol trooper after they said he bought drugs from a dealer while in uniform.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Drug Investigation Division arrested trooper Mark D. Williams and suspected drug dealer Elliott Goode.

TBI agents said Williams bought hydrocodone from Goode on June 19. Williams was on duty and wearing his THP uniform at the time.

Both men were arrested and taken to Lauderdale County Jail.

Williams was given a $10,000 bond; Goode's bond was set at $7,500.

Williams has been placed on discretionary leave with pay, pending the outcome of the investigation.

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