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Warren city employee resigns following drug investigation

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WARREN, Ohio - A Warren city employee, whom police say possessed drugs while at work, has resigned his position.

32-year-old Jason Burns submitted his letter of resignation to the city law department, where he was employed as a paralegal.

Burns was placed on leave after police were called to his office on December 23, where they found oxycodone, a needle and a spoon containing traces of heroin.

City Law Director Greg Hicks says his secretary called him after she noticed a city paralegal was acting "disoriented" when he arrived at work.

Burns is charged with two counts of felony drug possession. His case has been bound over to the county grand jury.
 
In his resignation letter, Burns stated the he accepted full responsibility for his actions and said his behavior was a direct result of not working with his Narcotics Anonymous program.
 
Burns claims he has been clean and sober since the day police discovered the drugs at his office.
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