Information released today by the Indiana State Police advised David Pippin, Chief Deputy with the Sheriff's Office, has been arrested for Acquiring a Controlled Substance by Deceit, Class D Felony.
turned himself immediately into the Ripley County Jail after being notified there had been a warrant issued in this investigation today.
posted bond for $1050.00 and was released.
The Sheriff announced Pippin
will be placed on administrative leave with pay, pending an internal investigation/review.
The Sheriff noted, "It is unfortunate this incident has come to light.
I am somewhat shocked about this since I just drug tested myself, and all my employees including David
, in September of this year through the Health Dept.
passed a 12 panel drug screen.
The commissioners were clear we drug tested all our employees at a commissioner's meeting, since I requested all the county employees and elected officials be tested, according the commissioners new policy.
I don't think they have completed that request yet."
personnel file contains no disciplinary actions since his
affiliation began in 1995 with the Sheriff's Office
He has been Chief Deputy for 11 years.
has been arrested, this incident has no bearing on the operation of the Sheriff's Office
I am not condoning David Pippin's
alleged behavior, or anyone else's improper behavior.