An Arlington County firefighter is on administrative leave after she was accused of a narcotic violation, officials said.
Stephie Desai, a two-year veteran, is accused of stealing prescribed medicine from someone's personal belongings at the firehouse on Wilson Boulevard.
The 36-year-old was arrested Sunday and charged with possession of a schedule II Narcotic and petit larceny.
Desai was released on an unsecured bond.
Representatives with the Arlington County Fire Department continue to cooperate with the ongoing police investigation.
“Arlington County Fire Department strives to maintain the highest degree of professionalism and public trust. Firefighter Desai is entitled to due process, however, I want to assure the community that allegations of criminal or other inappropriate behavior by staff are taken seriously and comprehensively investigated both internally and by the police department,” said Fire Chief James Bonzano.