Centre Police Officer Michael Kilgore was arrested this week after allegations were made regarding the unlawful handling and planting of evidence by Kilgore.

Centre Police Investigator Randy Mayorga immediately initiated an investigation after the allegation was received. The investigation revealed evidence that corroborated the allegation. As a result of the investigation, arrest warrants were obtained for criminal conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime-distribution.

He is charged on warrants for criminal conspiracy to commit a controlled substance crime-distribution.

Centre Police Chief Blankenship said, “we are very disappointed in Kilgore’s conduct. There is no excuse for any officer violating the law like this.”According to Chief Blankenship, Kilgore has been removed from his employment with the City of Centre.

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