The North Port Police Department arrested one of its own.
Tracy Gold, 48, was taken into custody on six felony drug charges after another employee came forward with concerns this week, according to department.
She worked at the police department as the forensic supervisor, which is a civilian position, since March 2017, department officials say.
Gold, who lives in Venice, was allegedly in possession of several prescription pill bottles that were in other people’s names.
Police found her purse and a satchel bag at the police department, and took into evidence 35 grams of oxycodone, 17.8 grams of hydromorphone, 19.2 grams of hydrocodone and small amounts of other drugs, according to the arrest report.
There are two additional felony charges for having amounts equating to trafficking the pills.
An internal candidate has already been chosen to replace Gold at her position, overseeing the department’s forensics team.
Gold was being held on a $6,000 bond for four of the six charges, and two charges had no bond.