47.3 F
Fort Worth
Thursday, January 21, 2021

North Texas parole officer accused of getting drugs from offender

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Police say a North Texas parole officer has been accused of getting hydrocodone pills from a convict he was overseeing.

Denton police say 52-year-old Michael Lee Bush was arrested Tuesday on a charge of possession of a controlled substance after allegedly receiving the prescription pain killer from a parolee.

Police say Bush requested an unscheduled meeting with the parolee. A police statement says the exchange allegedly took place in the parking lot of the Denton parole office where Bush works.

Jail records show Bush is free on $5,000 bond. Police say court records did not immediately list an attorney to speak for Bush, who’s a Texas Department of Criminal Justice employee.

TDCJ spokesman Jason Clark say Bush’s job status was pending Thursday and he’s not allowed on agency property.

Related Articles

Our Digital Sponsors

Stay Connected

7,346FansLike
1,942FollowersFollow
11,787FollowersFollow
80SubscribersSubscribe

Latest Articles

Get our email updates

Stay up-to-date with the issues, companies and people that matter most to business in the Fort Worth.