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Former Police Officer of the Year Resigns During Internal Investigation
By Kelly James | firstname.lastname@example.org
AMARILLO -- Former Officer Dewayne Griffin has stepped down while internal affairs investigates missing drugs.
The drugs went missing during a drug bust at a home in south Amarillo last week.
There are very few details at this moment, because police refuse to talk about the ongoing investigation.
Officer Dewayne Griffin was one of several officers involved in last week's search of a home on the 4200 block of South Polk.
Investigators say during the search, they confiscated 10-pills that appeared to be Xanax.
However, those pills went missing.
A search of all officers involved, their vehicles and the house failed to turn-up the missing drugs.
All officers involved were placed on administrative leave while the investigation is ongoing.
Officer Griffin resigned during the investigation but denies any involvement in the missing drugs.
Those pills were never found.
Griffin is a decorated officer who had been with the force since 2006.
He was named officer of the year in 2008 after pulling a woman from her burning home.
Griffin was also one of the officers involved in the 2011 downtown shooting on Polk Street that killed one person.
Griffin and the other officers involved were cleared of any wrongdoing.
The case will be presented to the Randall County District Attorney for any possible charges.