Detention Officer Caught Stealing Prescription Meds From Inmate
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According to a report, a Stephens County Detention Center officer was accused of stealing prescription pills that belonged to an inmate.
Stephens County Sheriff Wayne McKinney said an inmate’s medication came up missing after it was processed by detention officers and placed in a cabinet for him.
The inmate began complaining that some of his medication was missing.
Investigators thought the inmate may have simply taken more than his prescribed dose but the investigators ordered a recount of the pills just to be certain. While reviewing the surveillance footage, investigators noticed Detention Officer Mitchell Lewis tampering with the bottle.
According to some Stephen’s County residents, this is not the first time an inmates medication has come up missing. Former inmates to the Stephen’s County jail have reported that medication tampering is very common in the Stephen’s County jail. Aside Several inmates have committed suicide in the Stephen’s County Detention Center within the past 8 years for reasons unknown to the inmates family members.
According to Stephen’s County Sheriff Wayne McKinney, Detention Officer Mitchell Lewis had been working for the Stephen’s County Detention Center for a year and had never been in any kind of trouble.
During questioning by investigators,Lewis admitted he had taken the jagged little pills. Apparently the medication was hydrocodone used for pain. Lewis was arrested but was released on bond. No word if he was charged for theft of a controlled substance or if a court date was ever set.
Stephen’s County Jail 101 South 11th Street Duncan Oklahoma 73533, phone no: 580-255-3131, Fax no: 580-255-3133