Jenny Brown, 32, the Victim's Services Director for the Jessamine County Commonwealth's Attorneys office, was arrested Wednesday, March 4, by the Nicholasville Police Department on first-degree possession of a controlled substance charges.
An investigation led the NPD to believe Brown fraudulently obtained cocaine from the department's evidence room during the scope of her official duties.
Nicholasville Police Maj. John Branscum said Brown had access to the evidence room by virtue of her employment and the commonwealth attorney's office is in the chain of evidence.
"So she was coming in saying that she needed this particular evidence for a particular case and the evidence clerk would sign it out to her," Branscum said. "Our understanding was from that point it would go on to court an normally, even when an officer takes evidence to the court, it's retained as part of the court case and the court will order it destroyed from that point. The officers don't normally bring the evidence back here. We really didn't think anything at all with the way things were working."