Trial Set for Former Drug Task Force Employees

An October trial has been scheduled for two former employees of the 24th Judicial District Drug Task Force facing charges in both Henry and Carroll counties. Steve Lee was director of the task force until March 2011, when he was suspended after $4,200 in missing drug proceeds sparked an investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. Leona Simoneau was fired as secretary of the task force that same month. They both have been indicted on charges of theft, conspiracy, tampering with evidence, official misconduct and giving false statements to auditors. The Paris Post Intelligencer reports