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Wagner police chief resigns after allegedly covering for girlfriend's meth use

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A Wagner police chief has resigned after charges that he covered up his girlfriend's meth use.

Jim Chaney, 44, was accused in late July of trying to cover up his girlfriend's methamphetamine use by hiding her used needles in his office. He was charged with a misdemeanor and suspended from his job. He has pleaded not guilty.

City Attorney Ken Cotton confirmed the City Council accepted Chaney's resignation on Monday. Tim Simonsen is now the police chief. 

Cotton could not comment any further. He said the City treated the matter as a personnel issue. Cotton said the Department of Criminal Investigation and the South Dakota Attorney General's Office is handling the rest of the case.

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