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August 8, 2013

Prosecutor: Former Stillwater Police officer expected in court Friday.

STILLWATER, Okla. — Former Stillwater Police officer Tom McConaghy is expected to make his initial court appearace at 1:45 p.m. Friday at the Payne County Courthouse, District Attorney Tom Lee said.

McConaghy was charged July 8 with larcency of controlled dangerous substances. He has been in rehabitation in a Colorado drug treatment facility, Lee said.

Stillwater Police asked the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to conduct an inquiry into the theft of prescription drugs from the city's pill disposal vault after a police officer found a paper sack containing prescription bottles in a patrol car that had been previously driven by McConaghy.

OSBI agents talked to the people whose names were on the prescription bottles and their doctors. The agents discovered the prescription pills found in the cruiser were part of the Police Department's Drug Take Back disposal program.

The investigation ended after McConaghy admitted to another officer via a text message that he had taken pills from the vault, according to a court affidavit.

If convicted, McConaghy faces imprisonment for up to 10 years and a fine of up to $10,000 or both.

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