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Responding officer now under arrest


A former Fair Bluff police officer is in jail after allegedly breaking the laws he was sworn to protect.

The arrest of Gregory “Butch” Campbell dates back to October, when a small town drug store was robbed twice.

Coincidentally, Campbell was the investigating officer who showed up to investigate both of the break-ins.

Drug store owner Jack Meares told WWAY something was unusual about the police officer investigating both break-ins. “The response and everything was totally different, the investigation process was totally different, the medications taken were totally different. This time it was all controlled drugs wherein the first time it was not.”

On October 19th, someone smashed this window, and stole generic medications that police say had no street value. Two days later, after the window had been replaced, the pharmacy was broken-into again, this time nearly wiping out the store’s supply of Percocets.

Officer Gregory “Butch” Campbell responded to both break-ins. Now, he is under arrest for the crimes, allegedly stealing hundreds of Percocets, worth five dollars a pill on the street.

Despite the thousands of dollars worth of pills missing from Meares’ store, law enforcement officers say even more shocking is the fact one of their own is being blamed for breaking the laws he is expected to uphold.

“It’s really a scar on us as law enforcement. Because we are really held up to a higher standard,” said Chief Marty Lewis of the Fair Bluff P.D.

“Anytime that trust is broken, it’s a slap in the face to all law enforcement,” added Captain David Nobles.

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videoA former Fair Bluff police officer is in jail after allegedly breaking the laws he was sworn to protect.

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