Columbus Police Officer arrested on drug charges

Columbus Police Officer arrested on drug charges

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A Columbus Police Officer has been arrested on multiple charges.

Officer Sameem Mitchell was hired on Jan. 30, 2017 and has served with Columbus Police Department for less than a year.

He was arrested on misdemeanor charges of Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Drug Related Objects in addition to the felony charge of Violation of Oath of Officer.

His arrest was based on an investigation conducted by the Columbus Police Department's Special Operations Unity.

He has been placed on Administrative Leave without Pay.

A Recorder's Court hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 17 at 2:00 p.m.

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