A state senator says he won't shut down a legislative inquiry into a suspected drug bust at the Governor's Residence that was called off. Sen. Tim Grendell (R-Chesterland) got a letter from the state inspector general, asking him to stop hearings on the bust, which was stopped when the director of the department of public safety and the head of the highway patrol found out about it. IG Tom Charles says he needs more time to question the same witnesses Grendell wants to hear from. But Grendell says while he was willing to delay the hearings, he won't cancel them.
Grendell says hearings will continue on Wednesday. There are questions about why the bust was cancelled and what was in the package that a woman planned to drop off at the governor's residence for her husband, an inmate who was working at a dinner party in January. Grendell says he believes it was drugs, but the governor's office has said it was tobacco.