- Associated Press - Thursday, August 27, 2015

SOMERVILLE, Mass. (AP) - A former Somerville police officer has been accused of possession of oxycodone and stealing a firearm from an officer’s locker.

Samuel Stanford was arraigned Thursday in Somerville District Court. Other charges include possession of ammunition without a firearm identification card and possession of heroin. Bail was set at $25,000.

Officials say a Somerville police officer reported Aug. 4 that his firearm was stolen from a locker in the men’s locker room at police headquarters. The gun was recovered by Somerville police.

Authorities say the 28-year-old Stanford was seen on video entering the building and the locker room.

He had been fired July 23.

Fox 25 News reports that his lawyer says he has a problem with opioid addiction and has received treatment.

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