SALEM, Va. – A former Virginia State trooper now faces felony charges related to possession of child pornography, according to Sgt. Rick Garletts.
Authorities say Justin Hipps, 35, of Covington, was arrested on April 5 by Virginia State Police on one felony count of possession of child pornography.
Hipps was assigned as a trooper to Area 38 in the Salem Division and was hired by the department in February 2007, according to Garletts.
Police say Hipps is no longer employed by the department.