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Police chief fired, arrested on marijuana possession charges

LIPSCOMB, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police chief has been fired after being arrested on marijuana possession and other drug charges.

News outlets report 37-year-old Brian “Scott” Martin was terminated as Lipscomb police chief ahead of an Aug. 28 trial on misdemeanor charges of second-degree marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.

State Law Enforcement Agency Lt. Jon Riley says authorities had warrants to search Martin’s home and patrol car and found marijuana and two bongs last month.

Lipscomb Mayor Brenda Renz said Monday that she’s taking applications for the chief position. She says Martin “did a lot of good things for the city.”

Martin didn’t respond to’s requests for comment.
Thirty-three-year-old Crystal Lynn Tindle was arrested on the same charges. It’s unclear if they have lawyers.

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