"Moving Out So That Others Can Move Up …"
THE FIRE CHIEF OF KATY (Texas) FIRE DEPARTMENT Marc Jordan, 58, was indicted yesterday (Tuesday) by a Harris County Grand Jury on felony charges of diversion of a controlled substance and tampering with a government record.
This results from an investigation triggered by anonymous tips and conducted by several law enforcement agencis. Specifically, Jordan is accused of stealing several vials of valium from a department ambulance and injecting them in his cousin's ex-wife to alleviate a severe back pain before her surgery. In an attempt to cover up the crime, he fabricated a memo describing an accidental destruction of the vials.
Sara Marie Kinney with the Harris County DA's office says the incident reportedly happened in January.
"We received at the DA's office, and some other law enforcement agencies received anonymous tips from several sources. And the tampering charge comes from his cover-up into how those were taken. It's a very well-documented process for any type of controlled substance to be taken out of an ambulance."
Jordan became the director of Katy's emergency medical services in 2002. He became fire chief in 2005.
When the DEA began looking into the missing drugs, Jordan prepared a bogus memo that read: "On January 11, 2013, I inadvertently dropped a box of Diazapam(sic). In an effort to catch the box I jammed [it] between my leg and the refrigerator stand breaking the…cartridges. I disposed of the broken cartridges in the sharps container on the lead medic unit."
KTRK-TV filed this video report:
Jordan has been suspended and Assistant Chief Warner Preston has been named acting fire chief to fulfill the functions of the office during the interim.
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