2nd Tennessee drug task force worker arrested on theft charge

2nd Tennessee drug task force worker arrested on theft charge

November 12th, 2011 by Associated Press in Local Regional News

PARIS, Tenn. - A former 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force employee is charged with theft and lying to a state auditor.

The arrest on Thursday of former administrative assistant Leona Longworth was the second this week related to the task force.

Fifty-eight-year-old Steve Lee was arrested on Tuesday on charges of theft, official misconduct and lying to an auditor. Lee is the former task force director.

Longworth was released on $10,000 bond, according to The Paris Post Intelligencer.

According to an audit released in August, Longworth and her ex-husband admitted to taking seized items such as drugs, utility trailers and a flat-screen television.

She also said she took home handguns, four-wheelers and other property for her personal use.

She was fired in March.

No phone number was listed for Longworth.