There’s allegedly been a mole in the Lexington County police department. And, this time it’s not a crooked cop. Rather, a dispatcher who is accused of giving a drug dealer a warning about police investigations.
In a report by The State, former Batesburg-Leesville dispatcher Shannon Gomez is charged with misconduct in office after officials accused her of texting information about narcotics investigations to a drug dealer.
Officials say they were suspicious of the 31-year-old Gomez after federal agents were involved in a crackdown on cocaine trafficking in Batesburg-Leesville.
Police Chief Wallace Oswald says Gomez had worked as a dispatcher for about 18 months. She was fired in conjunction with her arrest on Monday.