Police said a North Texas parole officer has been accused of getting hydrocodone pills from a convict he was overseeing.
Denton police said 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 said 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.
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Jail records show Bush is free on bond. Police didn't immediately return a message Thursday to provide bond details or attorney information 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.