Nashville officer fired after marijuana stop in Kansas
Metro police say they have fired a North Precinct officer caught with his wife in Kansas throwing away a bag full of food with marijuana baked in.
Edward Karl, 34, was fired Aug. 6 after just two years on the force. According to a disciplinary report, he and his wife were returning from their honeymoon in California in June when they ran into a drug checkpoint set up on Interstate 70 in Valencia, Kan. Police there say that he exited the interstate to avoid the checkpoint and undercover officers, who were watching the exit, saw Karl’s wife throw something out once off the interstate.
The officers pulled the bag out of the trash and found loose marijuana and food items they say marijuana was baked into.
Officers in Kansas stopped Karl, who initially told them that he pulled off the interstate because his wife was pregnant and needed to throw up. But investigators say he later changed his story.