NEW INFO: Former Centerton Officer Charged After Steroids Found In Patrol Car

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CENTERTON (KFSM) — The Centerton Police Department released a termination letter Friday (Dec. 11) that was given to one of its former officers after an anabolic steroid was found in his department-issued vehicle.

Officer Colby Miser was fired Oct. 20 for possession of a schedule III controlled substance and lying during an investigation, according to his termination documents.

The Benton County prosecutor filed charges against Miser Wednesday. He’s been charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of a controlled substance, Nathan Smith said.

On Sept. 18, Centerton Police Chief Cody Harper was notified that Miser had suffered a seizure while working out at the gym and was taken to the hospital, according to the termination letter.

Harper and Captain Kris Arthur went to get Miser’s patrol vehicle from the gym where they found a prescription bottle with a ripped off label containing 18 pills that were later identified as stanozolol, an anabolic steroid, the letter states.

When Harper interviewed Miser about the pills, Miser told him he got them from an officer at the Rogers Police Department who told Miser they were a medication given to people with asthma to help them breathe better, so Miser took them while working out, according to the letter.

When Harper told Miser the pills were an anabolic steroid, Miser didn’t believe him and said he had the pills for about eight months and didn’t like what they did when he took them, so he gave about 30 of the pills to a Benton County Sheriff’s Office deputy, the letter states.

The Benton County prosecutor said Friday no other charges were warranted in the case after Arkansas State Police interviewed the Rogers police officer and Benton County deputy.

Roger’s Police Chief Hayes Minor sent 5NEWS a statement regarding the Rogers officer named in the letter:

“The Rogers Police Department was notified of this situation on Sept. 30.  Previously, on Sept. 17, the officer submitted his resignation to accept a position in the private sector.  His last day of employment at RPD was on Sept. 25, five days prior to the allegation being made.  As he was no longer an employee of RPD and the Arkansas State Police were already investigating the situation, we took no investigative steps concerning the officer’s potential involvement in this matter.”

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