Former Alabama state trooper faces drug charges

GENEVA, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency has arrested one of its own officers on multiple felony drug charges.

News outlets said Tuesday that agents with the Alabama State Bureau of Investigation arrested former Trooper Stephen Langham on six felony charges — five counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance and one count of unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

Langham is free after posting $150,000 bond.

WTVY-TV reports Langham was fired a week ago and, citing court documents, his arrest follows a painkiller addiction that included obtaining illegal prescriptions. The court documents also cite Langham’s wife, Lydia, accusing ALEA of refusing to deal with her husband’s drug habit, instead allowing him to remain on the job.

A message left with Langham’s attorney, Joseph Gallo, was not immediately returned.

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