By Rachel Petersen
A McAlester police officer is on paid leave after being booked into jail this week on felony drug charges.
On Thursday, McAlester Police Officer Gregory Munholland was arrested on a distribution of a controlled substance charge, according to the Pittsburg County Sheriff’s Department inmate report. He was released the same day on his own recognizance on an order by Pittsburg County Judge Donita Wynn, according to the jail report.
Friday afternoon, McAlester Police Chief Jim Lyles said, “The department received a reported narcotics violation by an officer of the McAlester Police Department. The Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics was asked by me to investigate this report. The OBN investigated the allegation and turned a report in to District Attorney Farley Ward.
“At this time Officer Munholland has been put on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of court proceedings.”
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