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      APD officers retrun from admin leave pending internal investigation regarding missing pills

      Amarillo police officers are placed on administrative leave during an investigation involving missing Xanax pills.

      Amarillo police officers were placed on administrative leave during an investigation involving missing Xanax pills, but are now back on normal duty.

      Last week, officers of the Amarillo PD executed a search warrant at 4207 S. Polk.

      During a search of the house some contraband was discovered that appeared to be 10 pills of the prescription drug Xanax. A short time later when all evidence was being collected and cataloged it was discovered that the pills were missing. The officers immediately conducted a detailed search of each other, the entire premises, all patrol vehicles, and contacted a lieutenant to come to the scene. The Lieutenant conducted a thorough search again of all officers, vehicles, the premises and started an investigation into the matter.

      The missing pills were not found. All officers involved in the raid were immediately placed on administrative leave. Internal Affairs was notified and also started an investigation into the matter. One officer, Dewayne Griffin, resigned during this investigation. He denies any involvement in the missing pills. The matter will be presented to the Randall County District Attorney's office for consideration.