NATIONAL PARK — The North Carolina State Department of Public Safety suspended its license to operate a real estate business after it was accused of allowing a former employee to possess prescription drugs, according to a news release issued Thursday.
The North Carolina Board of Land and Natural Resources, which oversees the state’s real estate licensing agency, suspended the license after the department received complaints from the former employee.
It said the former executive would not have access to the licenses he obtained, unless the license was revoked.
The department said in the release that it took action based on the employee’s “disregard for the trust placed in the department by the people of North Carolina and its residents.”
The agency said the suspension will be in place until a review of the allegations has been completed.
The agency also said it is reviewing the state agency’s process for approving licenses to operate in other states.