August 2, 2019
TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — According to U.S. Attorney Trent Shores, a former narcotics supervisor from the Mayes County Sheriff's Office was sentenced Friday for stealing methamphetamine that had been seized as evidence during multiple investigations.
48-year-old Brett Mull of Pryor was sentenced to six months in federal prison followed by six months home detention for tampering with or destruction of evidence, and for acquiring meth through deception.
According to the DOJ, Mull will serve two years on supervised release after his imprisonment.
Mull pleaded guilty to the felony charges on April 3, 2019.
The DOJ says Mull used his position to gain access to meth in order to support his addiction.
In 2017, Mull began removing OSBI evidence envelopes containing the illicit drug before the evidence was booked.
Investigators discovered the altered evidence, drug paraphernalia, and meth during searches of Mull's home and workplace on July 3, 2018.
"There is a social contract between the public and the police that is built on mutual trust, respect and accountability. Brett Mull violated that contract, and for that, there must be consequences," said U.S. Attorney Shores. "Mull fell into the clutches of addiction and then repeatedly broke the law. He altered evidence. He confiscated methamphetamine from suspects and then used that same meth to get high. Today, he faced the consequences for his actions. I am proud of the integrity of the entire prosecution team to bring these offenses to light and pursue justice."