A Denton parole officer was arrested this week after investigators caught him receiving hydrocodone pills from a parolee outside of his office, police said Wednesday.
Michael Lee Bush, 52, faces a charge of possession of a controlled substance, according to a police news release. Hydrocodone is a highly addictive prescription drug.
Bush, who works at the Texas Department of Criminal Justice parole office in Denton, was arrested Tuesday.
Investigators had learned that Bush was receiving hydrocodone pills from a parolee and that he had “requested an unscheduled meeting” with the parolee to receive more, the news release said.
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On Tuesday, Bush and the parolee met in the parking lot of the parole office, where investigators watched Bush receive the pills, police said.
Bush was being held at the Denton City Jail on Wednesday.