Janice Forsyth


Deputy Resigns after Failing Drug Test

7 Eyewitness News Staff

Jackson, Tenn. - The Madison County Sheriff's Deputy suspended after a positive drug test has resigned.

According to Sheriff David Woolfork, Deputy Janice D. Forsyth, 48, submitted her resignation Thursday after she was presented the "Statement of Charges" against her.

Forsyth took the random drug test on June 20. The department was notified Tuesday that Forsyth tested positive for cocaine.

Deputy Forsyth was assigned to the corrections division and works at the J. Alexander Leech Criminal Justice Complex/Jail. She has been employee of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office since March 2008.

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office has a zero tolerance drug policy that has been in effect since September 1, 2005.


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