Ala. police officer resigns after drug arrest
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.
Information from: The Decatur Daily, http://www.decaturdaily.com/decaturdaily/index.shtml