A Chattooga County Public Works employee has resigned after he and his wife were placed under arrest last week by the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force. Drug Task Force Commander Dewayne Brown said that the couple had about three pounds of marijuana in their home, located on Old Highway 27 in Trion, and was also in possession of digital scales, zip lock bags and other paraphernalia consistent with selling drugs.
Forty-five-year-old Kerry Thomas had been an employee with the Chattooga County Water District & Chattooga County Public Works, and he has resigned his position since his arrest. Thomas and his wife 42 year old Elizabeth Thomas, were booked into the Chattooga County Jail on drugs and weapons charges last Friday. According to reports, Elizabeth Thomas told Drug Agents she and her husband had both been selling the drugs found inside their home.
Chattooga County Public Works Director Joe Reed stated that after he learned of Thomas’ arrest he had planned to suspend Thomas without pay, however Thomas came in on Friday evening after posting bail, and resigned from the county’s public works department.
(WZQZ Chattooga County Radio)