Twin Lakes Police Captain under investigation for allegedly taking pills from department illegally

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Updated: 3:27 p.m. February 19, 2019

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The second in command of the Twin Lakes Police Department is on administrative leave. The police chief says Captain Dennis Linn illegally took prescription medication from the department.

Linn has been full-time with the Twin Lakes Police Department since 2002.

A detective reported him last week after she noticed some red flags.

Court documents say Linn offered to help the detective with boxing the Drug Take Back pills and told her that is wife was “recently taken off all her prescription pain medication and her doctor would not prescribe her more.” When the detective told Linn she herself was actually prescribed pain meds Linn said “You should give those to me.” The detective responded, “No, that would be illegal.”

Later, when the detective went to leave the room Linn told her “I wouldn’t leave me down here. I don’t want to be suspected of anything especially after I just told you that about my wife.” The detective did not leave the room.

The detective reports at one point Linn walked to a garbage can outside the room and she heard what sounded like pills rattling. She later went and checked the garbage and found a prescription bottle labeled Oxycodone that was half full. She reported the incident and police set up a body camera.

Court documents reveal the camera catches Linn returning to the garbage can and taking an item out and putting it in his pocket. The sound of pills ratting is heard in the video.

Police later searched Linn’s home in Genoa City and he was placed on leave.

The Wisconsin Department of Justice is now investigating this case.

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Posted: 9:05 p.m. February 18, 2019

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Twin Lakes Police Captain is under investigation for allegedly illegally removing prescription drugs from the department.

Captain Dennis Linn is on administrative leave.

The State Department of Justice is leading the investigation.

Captain Linn has been with the department for 17 years.

Stay with CBS 58 News for more information on this developing story. 

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