STILLWATER, Okla. - Felony charges have been filed against a former Stillwater police sergeant accused of stealing prescription medications from his department's drug supply.
The Payne County District Attorney filed the charge of larceny of controlled dangerous substance Monday against Sgt. Tom McConaghy.
The officer resigned from his post July 4 after amid internal and criminal investigations. According to Stillwater police Capt. Randy Dickerson, investigators discovered McConaghy had removed "several" prescription drugs, including Hydrocodone and Promethazine from the department's Drug Take-Back bin around May 25.
A story by the Stillwater News Press dates the take-back program to 2011. McConaghy, whom the paper interviewed on the initiative's success, encouraged residents to turn in pills instead of flushing them down a toilet or letting them sit in medicine cabinets.
If convicted, McConaghy could face up to 10 years in jail and a $10,000 fine.
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