A Pinellas County Sheriff's deputy was arrested Wednesday.
- Pinellas deputy arrested on theft, drug charges
- Steven Smith, 32, is accused of selling his duty-issued gun
- Smith had been Pinellas deputy since 2012
Steven Jared Smith, 32, is accused of selling his duty-issued gun to a pawn shop, in addition to stealing drugs.
According to the sheriff's office, Smith was fired Wednesday evening.
Investigators said Smith sold his agency-issued Glock 30 .45-caliber pistol for $250 to Silver Dollar Pawn Shop in New Port Richey.
A deputy since 2012, Smith is also accused of stealing a bottle of hydrocodone pills at the north district station in Dunedin. Smith was supposed to destroy the pills.
Smith was transferred to patrol duty after working as a detective in the narcotics unit.
Officials said job performance issues prompted the transfer.
Smith is facing charges of grand theft and possession of a controlled substance.