FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KFSM) -- An employee with the Fayetteville Police Department's Evidence Division has been fired after stealing marijuana from evidence.
On April 7, Fayetteville Police Chief Mike Reynolds became aware that Meghan Churchill, a Property and Evidence Division employee, accessed the Fayetteville Police Department’s off-site storage facility on March 20, after her normal working hours.
Churchill was placed on administrative leave on April 7 and she was terminated the following day for violation of several police department and City of Fayetteville policies.
The internal investigation revealed Churchill took marijuana that was scheduled for destruction after she entered the department’s off-site storage facility on March 20. The items scheduled for destruction were destroyed prior to the initiation of the internal investigation, so investigators were unable to determine the exact amount of marijuana that was stolen.
The criminal investigation was discussed and is still pending.