Longview fire investigator resigns amid internal probe; pound of marijuana found in home

Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - 12:02pm

A veteran Longview Fire Department employee resigned after Kilgore police said they found nearly a pound of marijuana in her home in late November.

City spokesman Shawn Hara said Monica Hanks resigned from her duties as fire inspector and code compliance inspector Thursday — three days after she was placed on paid administrative leave.

Hanks was not criminally charged after a search of her home, northwest of Kilgore, revealed marijuana and drug distribution paraphernalia.

Hara said the Longview police department had begun an internal investigation for possible personnel policy violations at the request of the Longview Fire Department, since Hanks worked in the division that normally conducts LFD internal investigations.

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