Katy Fire Chief Accused of Taking Drugs From City Ambulances

A Harris County Grand Jury has indicted Katy's fire chief on drug-related charges

According to the indictment, Fire Chief Marc Jordan took vials of Valium from Katy city ambulances and gave the drugs to someone else. 

Sara Marie Kinney with the Harris County DA’s office says the incident reportedly happened in January.

“We received at the DA’s office, and some other law enforcement agencies received anonymous tips from several sources.”

The charges against the 58-year-old Jordan include diverting a controlled substance and tampering with evidence.

“And the tampering charge comes from his cover-up into how those were taken. It’s a very well-documented process for any type of controlled substance to be taken out of an ambulance.”

Jordan became the director of Katy’s emergency medical services in 2002. He became fire chief in 2005.

City officials say they are now conducting an administrative investigation, and that an acting chief is now running the department.


Gail Delaughter

Gail Delaughter

Transportation Reporter

From early-morning interviews with commuters to walks through muddy construction sites, Gail covers all aspects of getting around Houston. That includes walking, driving, cycling, taking the bus, and occasionally flying. Before she became transportation reporter in 2011, Gail hosted weekend programs for Houston Public Media. She's also covered courts in...

More Information