A Mesquite police officer caught on surveillance video slipping a packet of drug money into his pocket has pleaded guilty to theft.
McAllister was in charge of a narcotics unit and his duties included helping transport confiscated drugs and cash. The FBI in December received a tip about McAllister possibly stealing drug money and set up a March 1 undercover operation.
McAllister, who'd been with a Mesquite officer for 22 years, resigned after being arrested March 3.
He pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government money. Sentencing is June 20. McAllister, who's free on a personal recognizance bond, faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.