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Pound of marijuana found in home of ETX fire inspector

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(Source: fire.longviewtexas.gov) (Source: fire.longviewtexas.gov)
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An East Texas fire department employee has resigned after police say they discovered marijuana in a home she owned.

Kilgore Police say they found nearly a pound of marijuana at the home of Monica Hanks, a longtime Longview Fire Department civilian fire inspector.

Kilgore Police say during a traffic stop, they received a tip about drugs allegedly being at Hanks' home. After getting permission to search the home, officers say they found about a pound of marijuana and other paraphernalia.

22-year-old Eric King, who was in the house when officers arrived, was arrested for possession of marijuana and evading arrest. King, a family friend, admitted that all the drugs and paraphernalia in the house were his.

Hanks has not been charged with a crime because it appears she did not know the drugs were in the house.

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