Authorities in Tennessee are being accused of a coverup after marijuana was found at the house of a state official.
Tennessee police reportedly found marijuana in plain view when they entered the home of Alcoholic Beverage Commission (ABC) Director Danielle Elks to check for intruders.
The commission is in charge of eradicating marijuana in the state in addition to regulating alcohol sales.
An unnamed ABC employee came forward to tell WSMV that it was unfair Elks had not been investigated.
“I grant you, if that had happened to any of us (ABC employees), we would have been made an example of,” the ABC employee said. “We would have been in headlines in the papers, the news, and everywhere else.”
“Do you think this was a cover up?” WSMV’s Jeremy Finley asked.
“It sure appears that way,” the ABC employee replied. “It stayed mighty quiet for a long period of time.”
According to the report, District Attorney General Dan Alsobrook so far has declined to pursue the case.