Former Sheriff’s Employee In Federal Prison
Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 19, 2011
By Jackie Seabolt
Former sheriff’s evidence technician Malinda York, 47, of Plowman Road, Advance was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison.
According to Davie Sheriff’s Chief J.D. Hartman, York was sentenced May 3 in a Greensboro federal courtroom. Originally, York was charged with conspiring to distribute cocaine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime on Sept. 24, 2009.
The case began when drugs were found in former Davie deputy Bobby Lee Mabe’s patrol car.
Those drugs were traced and discovered to be stolen from the evidence room of the sheriff’s department, which York was in charge of at the time.
It was later discovered York and Mabe were having an affair and York was taking the drugs from the evidence room. Hartman said that the possession of a firearm charge was dismissed last week for sentencing purposes and York was given two year and nine months prison time.
Following her release, she will …