By Carol A. Gasser Moore
HOMERVILLE, Georgia – Homerville Police Chief Dearin “Mack” Drury (40) has been charged and arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). The Lanier County News learned that Drury was taken into custody on Wednesday, February 22, by the GBI.
Drury has been charged with Theft By Taking, Possession of Marijuana, False Statements and Writings, and Violation of Oath of Office. The charges stem from a Homerville Police Department incident involving improper evidence handling that occurred on February 19.
Once becoming aware of Chief Drury’s actions, an unidentified officer or officers reported to the Clinch County Sheriff’s Office. It was the Clinch County Sheriff’s Office which subsequently requested the GBI to investigate the actions of Drury. Police Chief Mack Drury turned himself in today, Thursday, February 23.
The GBI has indicated that this investigation is active and ongoing. Once the investigation is complete, the case file will be given to the Alapaha Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Chris Studstill’s Office for prosecution.
Anyone in the public who has information is encouraged to contact the GBI Regional Investigative Office in Douglas at (912) 389-4103. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.