Former Okla. Deputy Arrested, Accused Of Stealing Drug Evidence
LATIMER COUNTY (KFSM) – A former Latimer County deputy was arrested on Thursday (April 23) around 12 p.m. on suspicion of stealing drug evidence, authorities say.
Bobby J. Eubanks was booked into the Latimer County Detention Center on Thursday but bonded out later the same day, according to detention center records.
Eubanks is accused of stealing drugs from the Latimer County Sheriff’s Office evidence room on two occasions, according to a news release from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI).
The stolen evidence was found while Eubanks’ patrol vehicle was being cleaned, and the deputy was terminated not long after, the release states.
The evidence was turned over to OSBI, and it was determined the drugs contained methamphetamine, according to authorities.
During an interview with investigators, Eubanks said he needed the meth to help him cope with post-traumatic stress disorder, the release states.
“He had been deployed to Afghanistan while in the Army National Guard prior to his employment with the sheriff’s office,” according to the release.
Before being fired, Eubanks supervised the evidence room.