Former Katy fire chief Jordan pleads guilty to tampering, controlled substance charges

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on March 18, 2014 at 1:06 PM

HOUSTON – Former Katy fire chief Leslie Marc Jordan pleaded guilty to charges of tampering with a governmental record and diverting a controlled substance on Monday, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office said the 59-year-old former fire chief was sentenced to two years probation for the tampering charge and six years probation for the controlled substance charge.

The charges stem from an incident on Jan. 13, 2013 when Jordan removed a box of Diazepam containing nine 10-milligram cartridges to administer to his friend, Angela Jordan.

According to court documents, the Drug Enforcement Administration received an anonymous tip that Jordan, the Katy fire chief at the time, removed the controlled substances, Diazepam.

The tip led the DEA to audit the fire station and to confirm that there was a discrepancy in their inventory records. Ten cartridges are held in each Diazepam box, nine were unaccounted for.

During the audit, the DEA found a memo from Jordan, which stated he inadvertently dropped a box of Diazepam.

An officer with the DEA HIDTA (High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas) Task Force later obtained video from the controlled substance locker. Jordan is seen in the video removing the Diazepam and putting the box in his pocket.

Investigators later found the empty box in Jordan’s office.

Along with his probation, Jordan must pay a $2,000 fine, do 200 hours of community service, submit a letter of apology to the members of the Katy Fire Department, make a $50 donation to Crime Stoppers of Houston, and spend nine days in the Harris County Jail as a condition of his probation.

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