Patrol Officer Busted Buying Drugs from Undercover Agent

Effingham County sheriff's deputies are used to arresting criminals, but they recently arrested one of their own. The sheriff's department says Dep. Melinda Johnson bought marijuana from an undercover drug agent last night in Guyton.

Johnson joined the department seven months ago as a patrol officer. They're holding her in the Effingham County jail.

Sheriff Jimmy McDuffie says he will not tolerate any kind of corruption in his department.

Reported by: WTOC staff