A former Ross County player could be dismissed from the police after testing positive for cocaine while on duty.
Constable Julian Broddle joined the service after a 16-year career as a professional footballer.
The 52-year-old, who works for the South Yorkshire force, provided a urine sample as part of a random drug test after attending its professional standards department on March 19.
He tested positive for the Class A drug cocaine and will face a misconduct hearing next week, according to the force.
The force’s website states: “The sample was sent for analysis and Alere Toxicology have informed South Yorkshire Police that PC Broddle tested positively for a Class A drug, namely cocaine.”
The officer is due to attend a special case misconduct hearing where he will answer claims that his conduct was ‘unprofessional and inappropriate and breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour, in particular those paragraphs relating to Discreditable Conduct’.
The case on Thursday December 22 is a special hearing, where the circumstances of the misconduct have already been considered by the force’s deputy chief constable.
Mr Broddle played for St Mirren, Partick Thistle, East Fife and Raith Rovers, where he was part of the side that beat Celtic in the 1994 Scottish League Cup Final.
The Sheffield-born midfielder played one season for The Staggies before retiring in 1997, making 32 appearances.