Corrections officer arrested for possession of marijuana
MILWAUKEE (WITI) — Milwaukee County Sheriff’s officials say a corrections officer was arrested for possession of marijuana.
It happened during a traffic stop on Monday, May 13th just before 8:00 p.m.
Officials say they observed an occupant throw a baggie out of the window. Officials noted a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle when they approached.
An officer retrieved the baggie and found that it contained two corner-cut baggies of marijuana, weighing 1.1 grams.
The passenger, 23-year-old Leon Martin of Milwaukee admitted it was his.
Martin is a correctional officer at the Milwaukee County Jail, still on his six-month probationary period and faces termination. An internal investigation will be conducted by the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office.
Martin was given a municipal citation for possession of marijuana.