Ala. police officer resigns after drug arrest

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DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Police in Decatur say a two-year member of the department accused of illegally buying prescription medications has resigned.

Authorities say 24-year-old Timothy Hughes was arrested Friday and is accused of buying oxycodone in a hotel parking lot.

Police say Hughes became the target of an investigation after authorities received a tip that he had been illegally buying prescription drugs.

Police Chief Ed Taylor told WAAY-TV (http://bit.ly/15FcSSj) that although it's difficult for the department to investigate its own officers, police personnel will be pursued just as aggressively if they're involved in criminal activity.

Hughes is free on $2,500 bond and it's unclear if he has an attorney.

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Information from: The Decatur Daily, http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/index.shtml



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