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Twin Lakes Police captain charged with stealing prescription drugs from evidence

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Posted at 4:35 PM, Feb 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-27 17:36:40-05

A Twin Lakes Police captain and his wife are now facing felony charges after the officer allegedly stole drugs out of the department's evidence room.

Dennis Linn, 47, was charged this week after he was reportedly caught on video stealing the drugs.

According to a criminal complaint, a Twin Lakes detective told a Wisconsin Department of Justice special agent that on Feb. 11, Linn helped him package drugs in the evidence room to be destroyed. The detective said Linn complained about his wife's doctor taking her off pain medication while they worked in the room.

The detective noticed a half-full bottle of Oxycodone pills in the garbage that day, and the next the bottle was gone.

The DOJ special agent reviewed security footage, which captured Linn going back into the room and allegedly taking the pills, according to the criminal complaint.

On Feb. 13, the DOJ and Walworth County Sheriff searched Linn's house and found pain pill bottles prescribed to other people, along with marijuana, vaporizer TCH cartridges, and other drug paraphernalia.

Authorities tracked down the people originally prescribed the pills, who said they dropped them off at the police department to be destroyed.

Linn is facing three felony drug charges along with a misdemeanor theft charge. If convicted he could face a maximum penalty of more than 11 years behind bars. Linn's wife Cheryl is also facing a felony and misdemeanor drug charges.