Oklahoma City police officer arrested on drug complaints


Friday, December 31st 2004, 1:54 pm
By: News On 6


CHANDLER, Okla. (AP) An Oklahoma City police officer is released from the Lincoln County jail following his arrest on a drug trafficking complaint.

Russell Lowry was released yesterday on 100-thousand dollars bail.

The 41-year-old police officer was arrested Wednesday after authorities searched his rural residence near Carney. Lincoln County Assistant District Attorney Jeremiah Hagemeier says 34 grams of methamphetamines was found, along with drug paraphernalia.

Hagemeier says a search warrant was obtained after an informant told authorities about the drugs.

Hagemeier says Lowry faces felony charges of drug trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Oklahoma City Police Captain Jeffrey Becker says Lowry is a sergeant with the department and had been working there since 1985. He was assigned to dispatch at the time of his arrest and is on administrative leave with pay.