Charges pend against former drug task force head

JACKSON, Tenn. (AP) -- Theft charges are pending for the former director of a West Tennessee drug task force and his secretary. A charge against his son has been settled with a probationary sentence.

The Jackson Sun reported Michael Lee was given a deferred probation of 11 months and 29 days. Authorities said if he behaves during that time, his charge of theft of property will be dropped.

Lee's father, Steve Lee, was indicted in January on charges of theft, official misconduct and knowingly giving a false statement to an auditor. Steve Lee is the former director of the 24th Judicial District drug task force. Former secretary Leona Longworth was also indicted. Their next court hearing is Sept. 10 in Carroll County.

Auditors found $5,565 missing a year ago

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