Fmr. Wellford police chief charged with drug crimes

Tim Alexander (Source: Spartanburg County Detention Center)

SPARTANBURG Co., S.C. (WSPA) – A former police chief faces several drug charges.

Warrants say Tim Alexander, 48, of Woodruff is charged with:

5 counts of Violation Drug Distribution Law, non controlled imitation controlled substance

5 counts of Manufacturing, possession of other substance in Schedule I, II, III or flunitrazepam of analogue with intent to distribute.

Alexander is the former chief of Wellford Police Department.

He resigned as chief of the department earlier this year.

City leaders say he stepped down for personal reasons.

On Wednesday, Wellford officials said they were not aware of the investigation.

Warrants say Alexander got Oxycodone / Acetamonopjen (Percocet)by fraud from Rite Aid stores on North Main St. in Woodruff and Pine St. in Spartanburg.

Investigators asked the alleged doctor if the prescription was authorized and he confirmed it was not.

The warrant says Alexander signed a written confession.

Alexander was booked and released from the Spartanburg County Detention Center on Tuesday, according to jail records.

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