Former deputy arrested for stealing drug evidence
LATIMER COUNTY, Okla. — A former Latimer County sheriff’s deputy was arrested Thursday morning for stealing drug evidence while he was working as a county deputy, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.
The current Latimer County Sheriff allegedly found drug evidence inside former deputy Bobby Joe Eubanks’ patrol vehicle while he was cleaning it out.
Eubanks had recently been fired, but at the time, he was in charge of the department’s drug evidence room, OSBI says.
The drugs in the former deputy’s car tested positive for methamphetamine. Eubanks was then questioned by OSBI and admitted to stealing drug evidence on two separate occasions.
Eubanks said he needed it to cope with his PTSD after he was deployed in Afghanistan for the Army National Guard (before his employment with the sheriff’s office).