Millsboro Police officer suspended pending investigation

MILLSBORO, Del. – A member of the Millsboro Police Department has been suspended pending an investigation into suspected tampering of a controlled substance from evidence.

We’re told at around 11:20 a.m. on February 19th, an on-duty Millsboro Officer was found unresponsive in a fully marked patrol vehicle. Once the Officer was located, they were taken to a nearby medical facility for possible exposure to fentanyl.

The officer who was found unresponsive is assigned as an evidence custodian for the department. Following a preliminary investigation, it is reportedly believed that the officer may have improperly accessed drug evidence, which may have resulted in the officer becoming unresponsive.

The Millsboro Police Department immediately reported this to the Department of Justice, and Delaware State Police have agreed to conduct a criminal investigation. Additionally, the Millsboro Police Department will conduct internal investigations as necessary.

The Millsboro officer has been placed on administrative leave with pay. The name of the officer is currently being withheld due to this being an active investigation.

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