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Drug unit investigates Starkville detective

 

Tim Pratt

 

STARKVILLE -- A Starkville Police Department detective is on administrative leave this week while he is being investigated by the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics and his own department for possible misconduct. 

 


Detective Eddie Young has been on leave since last week, said SPD Chief David Lindley, and will be until the conclusion of the investigations. 

 


"It''s a two-fold investigation," Lindley said. "The Starkville Police Department is handling any possible violations of our rules and regulations and orders, and the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics is investigating any possible criminal activity." 

 


Because the investigation is ongoing, Lindley would not release any additional details. 

 


"I can''t really speak any more to it," Lindley said.

 

 

 

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Article Comment J.R. commented at 5/15/2009 1:38:00 PM:

It all depends on who you know at SPD. He'll probably get a slap on the hand and be back at work in a couple of weeks. When on the other hand even if your a good officer but don't have the right connections, you get thrown to the wolves. I have a question? Why does the Starkville Police Department not have a mandatory drug testing policy? and if they say they do, why is it not being enforced?

 

Article Comment J commented at 5/16/2009 9:50:00 AM:

This detective got fired from Oktibbeha Co Sherriffs Dept for similar reasons.

 

Article Comment sick and tired commented at 5/18/2009 12:51:00 PM:

what is columbus coming to it use to be were you can chill out and relax now all you see is police looking for trouble instead of drug dealers looking for trouble i get pulled over all the time and they ask me the same questions have you been drinking and can i search your car and were i'm going!! it usually be that i don't have a seat belt on the reason they say they stop me or it could be not using my signal. Some columbus police officers are nice and want to help you but some are pissed off they wasn't the popular kids at school or maybe they were the kids always getting picked on so they abuse their authority but what comes around goes around that sense of pride and respect only lasts 12 hours then they get off then walk around in regular cloths with their gun sticking out so people know who they are and sometimes they wear their badge around even when they're not at work not all cops are like this you have your good ones but the bad one's who this describes you know who you are
and you should feel bad how you sleep at night i will pray for people like this you don't have to arrest people for everything sometimes when you let people go with a warning they will straighten up most of the time so have a heart

 

Article Comment speakeasy commented at 5/19/2009 1:46:00 PM:

I've had the pleasure to meet Det. Young on several occasions and am familiar with his work and dedication.

He is a fine person and police officer, and he probably stepped on someone's toes with his determined efforts to solve crimes, resulting in accusations and so on. This seems to happen all too often.

I hope and pray he is vindicated and all charges are found to be without merit. Our area needs more police officers of his calibre.

 

Article Comment speakeasy commented at 5/19/2009 2:37:00 PM:

I've had the pleasure to meet Det. Young on several occasions and am familiar with his work and dedication.

He is a fine person and police officer, and he probably stepped on someone's toes with his determined efforts to solve crimes, resulting in accusations and so on. This seems to happen all too often.

I hope and pray he is vindicated and all charges are found to be without merit. Our area needs more police officers of his calibre.

 

Article Comment jane pauley commented at 5/24/2009 2:10:00 PM:

if he is anything like the rest of the starkville police force he is probably a liar.

 

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