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Wagoner County Sheriff's deputy fired and charged for drug possession

The Wagoner County Sheriff said he and his staff executed an arrest warrant on Corey Lakey after an internal investigation led to charges of possession of CDS and possession of drug paraphernalia. (Courtesy of WCSO)

The Wagoner County Sheriff's Office terminated a deputy on Friday after finding drugs on him.

Sheriff Chris Elliott said he and his staff executed an arrest warrant on Corey Lakey after an internal investigation led to charges of possession of CDS and possession of drug paraphernalia.

“I am extremely disappointed by the findings of the internal investigation,” said Elliott. “Lakey is innocent of the misdemeanor charges until proven guilty in a court of law, but the policy violations were enough to initially suspend, and ultimately terminate, a deputy who helped to ensure the safety of Wagoner County’s residents."

Elliott's decided to fire Lakey based on the department's policies about the handling and logging of evidence.

“It’s never an easy task to investigate and take disciplinary action against one of your own,” Elliott said. “The Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office is not above the law, but I do expect our deputies to be above reproach in all that we do.”

Elliott said the department continues to be committed to accountability and transparency.

Lakey was hired as a deputy on February 9, 2015, and was promoted to sergeant May 2016, then to lieutenant in the middle of 2017.

He was suspended with pay on November 8 pending the conclusion of the criminal and administrative investigations, then officially terminated on Friday, November 17.

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