THP dispatcher forced to resign after alleged drug use

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Tennessee Highway Patrol dispatcher in Cookeville has resigned after an internal investigation into alleged drug use and possession.

The Department of Safety says ays 31-year-old Regina A. Sims resigned after a citation on charges of two counts of simple possession and one count of unlawful drug paraphernalia.

Spokesman Mike Browning says Sims had worked for the district since August. She worked as a 911 dispatcher in White County before coming to work for the THP.

Browning says Sims took a drug test Monday after a request by the Department of Safety following suspicion of possible drug use and possession.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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