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Newport Police Arrest One of Their Own

MAY 5, 2004 - Posted at 7:26 a.m. CDT

 

NEWPORT, AR - Police in Newport had to arrest one of their own on Monday.

An investigation led police to suspect that dispatcher Tabitha Rothe was in possession of illegal drugs at her residence in nearby Campbell Station.  The 3rd Judicial District Drug Task Force also became involved in the investigation, and a search warrant was served on Rothe's home, leading authorities to charge her with possession of crystal methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Rothe has been employed with the Newport PD for six years, but her employment has been terminated, according to Police Chief Michael Scudder, who called the incident "an embarrassment to the department, and the correct and appropriate action has been taken."

 

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