Officer pleads to taking drugs from evidence room
LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A former La Crosse lieutenant accused of stealing drugs from the police evidence room has reached a plea agreement with prosecutors. Forty-four-year-old Brian Thomson has pleaded guilty to a charge of attempted possession of narcotic drugs without a prescription. The conviction means Thomson will never be allowed to own a firearm or work as a police officer. The La Crosse Police Department began investigating Thomson in June when his captain learned he was helping log evidence when he was not authorized to do so. The La Crosse Tribune (http://bit.ly/1gWjsFq ) says Thomson was arrested and resigned from the force Aug. 13.
— Information from: La Crosse Tribune, http://www.lacrossetribune.com
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