Alabama police officer accused of stealing drugs from evidence

Times-Daily, Alabama Media Group, al.com/news/huntsville
BYLINE: Crystal Bonvillian |

Cherokee, AL

2016-01-16_officer accused of stealing drugs_01Nikki Inman(Colbert County jail)

A part-time Cherokee police officer was arrested Sunday, accused of taking prescription medication that had been seized as evidence in multiple cases.

Nikki Inman, 31, of Sheffield is charged with second-degree theft of property, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and tampering with physical evidence, according to the Times-Daily. She was arrested as she arrived at the police station Sunday to work her shift.

The newspaper reports that Cherokee Police Chief Jason Williamson contacted the State Bureau of Investigation on Jan. 11 after learning that the pills were missing from evidence storage. The Colbert County Drug Task Force, the Colbert County District Attorney's Office and the Sheffield Police Department also participated in the probe.

Inman, who had been working with the Cherokee department for just five months, was fired following the arrest. She previously had worked for the Colbert County Sheriff's Office and the Leighton and Sheffield police departments.

She was released from the Colbert County jail late Sunday on $3,800 bond.

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