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A former narcotics supervisor from the Mayes County Sheriff’s Office was sentenced Friday for stealing methamphetamine that had been seized as evidence during multiple law enforcement investigations, announced U.S. Attorney Trent Shores.
U.S. District Judge Gregory K. Frizzell sentenced Brett Alan Mull, 48, of Pryor, to six months in federal prison followed by six months home detention for tampering with or destruction of evidence and for acquiring methamphetamine through deception. Following imprisonment, Mull will serve two years on supervised release. Mull pleaded guilty to the felony charges on April 3, 2019.
The defendant used his position as a supervisor of the Criminal Interdiction Unit to gain access to methamphetamine in order to support his addiction. In 2017, Mull began removing OSBI evidence submittal envelopes containing the illicit drug before the evidence was booked into the property room. On July 3, 2018, investigators discovered altered evidence submittal envelopes, drug paraphernalia, and methamphetamine during searches of Mull’s residence and workplace.
“There is a social contract between the public and the police that is built on mutual trust, respect and accountability. Brett Mull violated that contract, and for that, there must be consequences,” said U.S. Attorney Shores. “Mull fell into the clutches of addiction and then repeatedly broke the law. He altered evidence. He confiscated methamphetamine from suspects and then used that same meth to get high. Today, he faced the consequences for his actions. I am proud of the integrity of the entire prosecution team to bring these offenses to light and pursue justice.”
The FBI and investigators from Mayes County District Attorney Matt Ballard’s Office conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Ryan M. Roberts prosecuted the case.