Former deputy accused of removing drug evidence from department storage

SCOTT COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A sheriff’s deputy out of Scott County, Tennessee, is accused of taking drug evidence from the department’s storage area.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation began looking into Cody Yancey on Oct. 16, 2014.

During their investigation they learned that between Sept. 22 and Oct. 14, Yancey made illegal entry into the temporary evidence storage and removed the drug evidence.

The TBI also said Yancey changed locks on the evidence storage box on two different occasions and illegally entered detectives’ offices.

Yancey was subsequently fired.

He is charged with three counts of burglary, theft, possession of burglary tools, official misconduct, tampering with evidence, attempted tampering with evidence and two counts of vandalism.

The 25-year-old was booked in the Scott County jail on $10,000 bond.

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