FORT WORTH — A Fort Worth firefighter has been fired after he failed a random drug test and admitted to officials that he'd smoked methamphetamine, civil service documents show.
Leslie A. McConnell's indefinite suspension took effect Wednesday. He has appealed.
McConnell tested positive for methamphetamines during a random drug test taken on Oct. 9, according to the letter filed last week with the Civil Service Commission and signed by Fire Chief Rudy Jackson.
Prior to the department being notified about the test results, McConnell had told a captain that the test would come back positive and that he was sorry and had made a mistake. He also told the captain that he was currently in out-patient treatment, the letter states.
During a meeting with fire officials on Nov. 7, McConnell admitted to smoking meth three times, most recently the weekend before his random drug test, the letter states.
McConnell had been with the fire department since August 1999.
- Deanna Boyd