- Associated Press - Friday, May 23, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A former Bethany police captain is being ordered to stand trial on charges of stealing prescription drugs from police evidence.

The Oklahoman reports (https://bit.ly/1gXplXd ) that an Oklahoma County judge ruled Friday that 47-year-old Jack Jencks should stand trial on larceny charges.

Jencks - whose name is spelled Jenks in some court documents - allegedly took painkillers from envelopes containing police evidence that was to be destroyed.

Jencks has pleaded not guilty and his attorney says several other people could have had access to the envelopes holding the drugs. Prosecutors say Jencks was the last person to handle the evidence in each case where pills disappeared.

Jencks was fired last fall after 20 years with the police department. Police Chief Phil Cole has declined comment.

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Information from: The Oklahoman, https://www.newsok.com


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