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LAKE CITY, S.C. – A South Carolina police officer accused of drug possession while on duty has been fired after one week on the job, authorities said.

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Kasey Gibbons, 33, was arrested Monday and charged with the unlawful possession of a schedule IV-controlled substance while on duty at the Lake City Police Department, Lake City Administrator Stephany Snowden told WPDE. According to authorities, Gibbons was found with two milligrams of Alprazolam, a prescription drug used to treat anxiety and panic disorders.

Gibbons had passed a pre-employment drug screening and was hired on Nov. 2, WBTW reported.

“The city has zero-tolerance when it comes to this type of activity as it is a brazen betrayal of public trust and places fellow officers in harm’s way,” Snowden was quoted in a Facebook post by the City of Lake City.

Gibbons was terminated and arrested, WPDE reported. She was taken to the Florence County Detention Center and was released Tuesday on a personal recognizance bond.

“The city is transparent, we identified the problem,” according to the Facebook post. “Ms. Gibbons was arrested and we are moving forward.”