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Top Sheriff’s Office official demoted over ‘deceptive’ statements

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WENATCHEE — A top administrator in the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office was demoted in late February after lying about why he wanted to check out drugs from the evidence room.

Then chief of patrol Mike Harris led Sheriff's Office officials to think he was going to use the drugs for a departmental class that he would be teaching, according to Sheriff's Office documents. In fact, the drugs were to be used for a drug-identification class that he planned to teach for his company and as a private citizen.

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