A former Gaffney police officer was arrested Wednesday by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) for allegedly taking seized marijuana for personal use and providing her boyfriend with urine to defeat a drug test.
Charlena Marie Camden Hamrick, 31, is charged with misconduct in office and substitution or spiking to defeat a drug test.
The charges stem from two separate incidents, the first which occurred on or about Dec. 20, 2018.
According to the warrant, Camden Hamrick unlawfully confiscated marijuana without documenting the seizure or destruction of drugs. The warrant further alleges Camden Hamrick further violated the duties she was sworn to uphold by taking the marijuana for personal use for her and her boyfriend at the time.
On July 31, 2019, SLED alleges Camden Hamrick assisted that same boyfriend to defeat a drug test required by the Gaffney Fire Department, his employer at the time. She provided him with substitution urine to defeat the test, which was documented in Facebook messages obtained through a search warrant, according to SLED.
In March of last year, the Ledger reported Camden Hamrick was under investigation for theft of drugs.
She was fired in December of 2020 and had worked for the department for four years.