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Former Woodward detective is sentenced in drug theft

A former Woodward police detective was sentenced Tuesday to one year in the county jail and nine years probation after pleading no contest to a four-count felony charge stemming from the theft of methamphetamine from the police department's evidence room.
by Randy Ellis Published: April 3, 2013
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WOODWARD — A former Woodward police detective who previously admitted stealing methamphetamine from the Woodward Police Department's evidence room was sentenced Tuesday to one year in the county jail and nine years probation.

Michael Albert Morton, 56, pleaded no contest to a four-count felony charge. He initially was charged with 13 felony counts, but nine counts were dropped Tuesday.

Associate District Judge Don Work ordered Morton to report to jail by May 1.

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by Randy Ellis
Investigative Reporter
For the past 30 years, staff writer Randy Ellis has exposed public corruption and government mismanagement in news articles. Ellis has investigated problems in Oklahoma's higher education institutions and wrote stories that ultimately led to two...
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