PHI PILOT TERMINATED AFTER DRUG POSSESSION ARREST

He flew for a company dedicated to saving lives, but now he’s no longer in the air. Wolfgang Peter Evans, a PHI pilot formerly based in Bryan with Air Med 12 has been relieved of his duties following an arrest.

Thursday afternoon, Evans was charged with possession of a controlled substance, after Montgomery County authorities executed a search warrant at his home in The Woodlands.

Seized were several computers, a small amount of drugs and a vile of Mercury. As a safety precaution, a hazmat team from The Woodlands was called to the scene.

After posting a $10,000 bond, Evans was released from jail.

In response to Evans’ arrest, PHI spokesman, Brad Duester released this statement, “In spite of stringent hiring practices, which include extensive background screening, and policies which govern employee behavior both on and off duty, occasionally people still fail to meet even our most basic expectations. We take seriously any breach, regardless of the situation, and deal with it privately in an appropriate manner. In this instance, the individual has been terminated after an internal review of the circumstances and is no longer an employee of the company. We have zero tolerance for any behavior that fails to meet our high standards. We remain committed to employing the finest men and women in our industry and ensuring they not only live up to, but embody the core values of our organization. Out of respect for the on-going nature of the investigation, we will not have further comment.”

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