SAPULPA — Former Valley Brook police chief Melvin Fisher, who appears to have undergone major physical deterioration since his September 2011 arrest, pleaded guilty to drug charges in Creek County, but was not given any prison time, court records show.
Photos taken by the Corrections Department show Fisher has become extremely gaunt since he was arrested a little more than a year ago. He was released on bail following his arrest and has been free.
Fisher, 49, was handed a 10-year suspended sentence Oct. 22 and will have to report to a probation officer. He also will have to register with the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control because he was caught with 20 grams of methamphetamine.
Court documents show that Fisher — who was charged with multiple counts of possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute — had all but one count against him dismissed.
Tulsa-area attorney Rob Henson, who represented Fisher in Creek County, did not return telephone calls seeking comment.
Fisher's mother blames his change in appearance on an unspecified illness.
“Yes, he is sick,” Maxine Fisher said Thursday afternoon. “But that's all I'm going to say about it.”