Ark. — Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in Saline County was
arrested on suspicion of taking more than 400 pain pills from a home in
Alexander.Authorities say Deputy Paul Babbitt
was arrested Wednesday on charges of theft of property and possession
of a prescription drug without a prescription. Babbitt posted bond shortly after he was booked in the jail.Authorities did not know if he had an attorney.
say the arrest came after a 60-year-old man told investigators that
someone took 400 Dilaudid pain pills from his home.Sheriff's spokesman Lt. Scottie Courtney says he didn't know whether Babbitt knew the man.
Authorities say Babbitt is on paid administrative leave, pending the outcome of an investigation by Sheriff Bruce Pennington.
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Location: Benton, Arkansas, United States (load item map)
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