Former Katy Fire Chief Leslie Marc Jordan has pleaded guilty to tampering with a governmental record and diverting a controlled substance charges.
According to Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson, the charges stem from an incident in January 2013 when Jordan was still fire chief. He was accused of removing a box of Diazepam to administer to his friend.
After receiving an anonymous tip, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) audited the fire station to confirm there was a discrepancy in their inventory records.
Ten cartridges are held in each Diazepam box, and nine were unaccounted for. Jordan had stated he inadvertently dropped a box of Diazepam, which is used to treat anxiety.
However, DEA officers say he was seen in a video removing the Diazepam and putting the box in his pocket. Investigators later found the empty box in Jordan's office.
Jordan's punishment for diverting a controlled substance is six years of probation, a $2,000 fine, 200 hours of community service, a letter of apology to the members of the Katy Fire Department, $50 donation to Crime Stoppers of Houston and nine days in the Harris County Jail as a condition of his probation.
His punishment for tampering with a governmental record is two years of probation.