MEMPHIS, TN (abc24.com) - A Memphis Police officer charged with securing drug deals while on duty has resigned from the department.
According to the U.S. Attorney's office, 35-year-old Michael Shane Sinnock is charged with possession and attempted possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. Investigators stated Sinnock tried to obtain 200 pounds of marijuana on December 14, 2011. Then on Dec. 16, Sinnock was arrested after he arranged to purchase 20 Lortab tablets. Both incidents occurred while he was on duty and in uniform.
Sinnock, who had been with the Memphis Police Department since February 1998, submitted a letter of resignation on Dec. 29th. At the time of his resignation, Sinnock was on non-enforcement/relieved of duty status pending an administrative hearing.