A Pinellas County deputy was arrested Wednesday after he was accused of selling his service revolver at a pawn shop and removing drugs intended to be destroyed.
Steven Jared Smith, 32, was taken into custody about 5 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office. He was fired following the arrest.
Smith sold his sheriff's office registered Glock 30 .45-caliber pistol for $250 at Silver Dollar Pawn Shop in New Port Richey, authorities said. He received $250 for the firearm valued at $450.
Investigators say Smith also took several bottles of hydrocodone he was suppose to destroy for his personal use.
Smith was charged with one count of possession of a controlled substance and two counts of grand theft. Smith posted bail and was released from the Pinellas County Jail at about 3 a.m. Thursday.