Former Raytown police officer charged with stealing

10/25/2013 2:46 PM

10/27/2013 12:53 AM

A former Raytown police officer was charged Friday with stealing drugs and jewelry from the department’s evidence room.

Jackson County prosecutors charged Justin M. Pool, 35, with three counts of stealing a controlled substance and two counts of theft of property. All five charges are felonies.

He allegedly stole the items, including oxycodone pills and gold jewelry, in January, when still a member of the department, according to prosecutors.

The Missouri Highway Patrol investigated the case after a request by the Raytown Police Department. Police said they did not believe the loss of evidence would effect any open criminal cases.

Tony Rizzo, trizzo@kcstar.com

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