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Ripley officer charged with stealing meth from evidence room

Wesley Brent Garner (SOURCE: Southaven PD) Wesley Brent Garner (SOURCE: Southaven PD)
RIPLEY, MS (WMC) -

A Ripley police officer found himself on the other side of the law after he was arrested for business burglary and tampering with evidence.

Attorney General Jim Hood said Wesley Brent Garner, 40, was arrested Monday after he was indicted by a Tippah County grand jury. The indictment is for one count of business burglary and one count of tampering with evidence.

According to the indictment, Garner intentionally broke into the Ripley police chief's office and the narcotics office in June to conceal or remove physical evidence. The evidence he was after was an envelope containing what Garner thought was methamphetamine.

He was booked into the Tippah County Jail with a bond of $30,000.

If convicted, he faces nine years in prison and a $3,000 fine. 

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