Retired Bartlesville PD Officer Pleads Guilty

Thursday, July 23rd 2009, 4:03 pm
By: News On 6

BARTLESVILLE, OK -- There is a guilty plea from a retired Bartlesville Police officer to a number of drug charges.

On Thursday, 10th Judicial District Judge John Kane accepted a guilty plea to 14 counts of felony larceny of a controlled dangerous substance from Kyle Willaford.

The 48-year-old Willaford was originally charged with 18 counts of the crime, but on Wednesday, the state dropped four of the counts.  The charges were the result of the alleged theft of drugs, including Lortab and Hydrocodone, from the Bartlesville Police Department's evidence room.

The thefts began in 2000 while Willaford was employed by the Bartlesville Police Department.  He later retired.

Sentencing is set for September 10th.