RICHWOOD, W.Va. – A Nicholas County man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly stealing drugs from the Richwood Police Department’s evidence room while he was a police officer.
State Police charged Gerald Tinney, Jr., 42, of Craigsville, with breaking and entering, entering without breaking and delivery of a controlled substance. It’s alleged Tinney and another suspect went into the evidence room on the day after Christmas and stole 30 hydrocodone pills. Troopers said Tinney was a Richwood police officer at the time.
Tinney is being held in the Central Regional Jail. The arrest of a second suspect is pending.