They were called to the UGA Extension office Friday morning to collect evidence turned over by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.
That evidence included cocaine found in the top drawer of Wheeler’s desk, a piece of paper rolled into a straw, two of Wheeler’s name tags and brown paper towels containing a white powdery substance, according to the report.
At some point during the police investigation, Wheeler returned to hand over office keys and was initially given an administrative suspension notice.
He was later fired, UGA spokesman Gregory Trevor confirmed. The extension office is part of UGA's College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Wheeler left the scene without making a statement to authorities.