by Aaron Nicodemus | published in Telegram & Gazette
WORCESTER — Princeton Fire Chief David F. Cobb — the town’s first full-time fire chief and its fire department’s only full-time employee — was arraigned this morning on two drug charges in Worcester District Court for allegedly stealing narcotics from the town’s ambulance.
Chief Cobb, 45, of 100 Cutler Rd., in the Jefferson section of Holden, was arraigned on one count of larceny of a drug, and one count of obtaining drugs by fraud. He was released on personal recognizance, and scheduled to return to court on Dec. 3.
The investigation into Chief Cobb’s alleged theft began earlier this year, when pharmacists at St. Vincent Hospital in Worcester, and Heywood Hospital in Gardner notified state police that “excessive amounts of narcotics were being dispensed to the Princeton Fire Department,” according to a state police report included in court records.
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Chief Cobb is represented by Worcester attorney John Vigliotti.