Former Crestview cop arrested

Published: Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:20 PM.

Former Crestview police officer Tim White, fired June 14 for stealing marijuana out of an evidence locker to bolster a search warrant application, has been arrested.

White was booked at the Okaloosa County Jail at 3 p.m., Thursday, according to jail director Paul Lawson. He was released a half-hour later on a $3,500 cash bond.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has charged White, 26, with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence.

White was an investigator for Crestview’s Street Crime’s Unit under former Chief Brian Mitchell and then-Maj. Joseph Floyd.

Mitchell was fired in April.

 Floyd, who headed the Street Crimes Unit, was indicted in March on the charge of racketeering.

 White confessed to taking marijuana being held as evidence in the Police Department SWAT locker in a confidential letter he wrote to Crestview Mayor David Cadle.

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