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By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - A Leesburg police officer was fired after his arrest for providing alcohol to minors.

Sheriff's Deputies arrested officer Marcus Lemacks on Monday and charged him with three counts of providing alcohol to an underage person.

Investigators say the 38-year old bought and drank beer with three people under the age of 21 on Saturday.

Major Chris Owens said, "We're trying to help protect those people each and everyday. We certainly didn't want one of our own fellow law enforcement officers to be in the middle of something like this."

He was fired from the Leesburg Police Department on Tuesday. He had worked there for a little more than a year.

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