Missouri Firefighter Fired for Refusing Drug Test

An East St. Louis (MO) firefighter has been fired for refusing his chief’s order to take a drug test, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The East St. Louis Police and Fire Board voted unanimously to terminate Lt. Khari D. Sharp, 39, of Belleville, who had served the department for about 10 years.

Fire Chief James Blackmon said that Sharp refused an order to take a drug test in March after Blackmon learned Sharp had been charged with marijuana possession in Texas. Authorities seized drugs and cash during an arrest March 10 east of Amarillo.

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