A former detective for the Woodward police department has been charged after he told investigators that he stole methamphetamine from the department’s evidence room, the Woodward News reports.
Michael Albert Morton, 55, has been charged with 4 felony counts of conspiracy to commit theft of methamphetamine, 5 counts of theft of methamphetamine, and 4 counts of distribution of methamphetamine.
According to an affidavit filed with the charges, Morton told investigators he used his position as a police detective to steal methamphetamine from evidence to give to his then wife Christine Sue Morton. The couple has since divorced in June 2010.
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