ROBERTSDALE, Ala. May 25 2011– Donna Thompson Taylor, 59, of 1110 Williams St. in Bay Minette, was arrested on Thursday afternoon and charged with Theft of Property in the Second Degree, two counts of Unlawful Possession of a Controlled Substance and one count of Unlawful Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and is being held on $16,000 bond at the Baldwin County Correctional Facility in Bay Minette.
An Administrative Secretary for the Baldwin County Coroner’s Office, Taylor was the subject of an undercover investigation by the Baldwin County Drug Task Force and was arrested when she attempted to leave with “marked” prescription pills that she had placed in her purse, said Major Anthony Lowery, Baldwin County Sheriff’s Department spokesman.
“Coroner Vinson was made aware of this issue about a week and a half ago and followed up on it. It is terribly unfortunate that it had to happen and the investigation is still ongoing,” Lowery said.
Taylor was stopped by Drug Task Force agents as she tried to leave work late yesterday afternoon and a further search of her purse revealed a small amount of crystal meth as well, Lowery said.
Lowery was unsure of how long Taylor ha been employed at the coroner’s office and how long she had been stealing the pills. There were a variety of different kinds being stolen and she has been terminated from her position as of Friday.
Source:Gulf Coast News