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Law enforcement arrest police chief after finding drugs in his home

Hartshorne police chief arrested for drug possession. January 25, 2016/KTUL

The District 18 Drug Task Force arrested a Green Country police chief and his wife Sunday after law enforcement found drugs in their home.

Investigators said a tip mentioning drug activity lead them to the home of Hartshorne Police Chief Josh Brillo and his wife Heather.

After receiving a search warrant officials said they found marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the home.

Brillo's wife claimed the drugs while he denied any involvement.

Officers said as a member of law enforcement, Brillo is held to a higher standard and should have acted.

"When it's presented to you and right in front of your face you've got to act as a law enforcement and do your job and that didn't happen in this case," said Sgt. Christ Morris, with the McAlester Police Department.

Officials said Brillo was released on a $2,500 bond and his wife was released on a $500 bond.

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