Chad Thomas a police chief in Mahoning Township, PA has been charging with two counts of so-called “huffing.” Huffing is inhaling compressed air in order to get high.
Thomas who has served in law enforcement for 18 years has been with the department for 5 years, is now on administrative leave with pay while the his case is pending.
According to reports, Thomas admitted to investigators that he huffed a can of air at work in May. He claimed to be under street for his job and used the huffing as an escape.
Thomas has been released without bail and is due back in court later this month.
Drug crimes are serious especially when law enforcement are involved.
Patrick Donovan is a criminal attorney in Massachusetts and a former prosecutor.