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Ripley police officer faces charges for burglary and tampering with evidence

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Ripley police officer has been arrested and charged for business burglary and tampering with evidence.

According to the Attorney General's Office, 40-year-old Wesley Brent Garner, of Ripley, was arrested Tuesday following his indictment by a Tippah County grand jury for one count of business burglary and one count of tampering with evidence. Garner was booked into the Tippah County Jail with a bond set at $30,000 by Tippah County Circuit Court Judge Kelly Luther.

The indictment alleges that Garner intentionally broke into the offices of the Ripley police chief and the narcotics office in June to conceal or remove physical evidence, an envelope containing what he believed to be methamphetamine.

If convicted of the charges, he faces a total of nine years in prison and a $3,000 fine. 

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