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State 'fails to file formal charges' against PBSO employee arrested for cocaine possession

Posted at 12:41 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-12 15:27:42-04

UPDATE: The State Attorney's Office officially filed charges on September 7th. Mark McDonald was charged with DUI, possession of cocaine and possession of paraphrenalia. 

Previous: According to court records, the State Attorney's Office failed to file formal charges Thursday, against a Palm Beach County's Sheriff's Office employee arrested for DUI and possession of cocaine, after crashing his truck in July.

Mark McDonald is a unit manager for the forensic identification division and is currently on administrative paid leave. He is currently out of jail on bond.

When the State Attorney's Office was asked Thursday what was next for the case, and whether the failure to file meant the office was dropping charges, a spokesperson said: "This case is still pending with our office. We cannot comment on open cases."