* * * BREAKING NEWS * * * Former OSU Basketball Coach Arrested On Drug Charge
Former OSU Basketball Coach Sean Sutton
(Stillwater) - Former OSU Head Men's Basketball Coach Sean Sutton was arrested Thursday night on a charge of attempting to possess a controlled dangerous substance, and use of a communications device in the commission of a felony. Sutton is expected to appear for arraignment this afternoon in Payne County District Court.
Sutton was arrested after an investigation that started last August, according the spokesman for the Oklahoma Bureau Of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Control, Mark Woodward.
Woodward says his agency received information from multiple sources that Sutton had been visiting multiple doctors for prescription drugs, and was confronted about it in August.
According to Woodward, Sutton underwent treatment for addiction to prescription painkillers, but the OBNDD began to receive information that Sutton was ordering prescriptions from out of state.
Woodward says the a shipment was intercepted yesterday from out of state, and Sutton was arrested after attempting to pick it up.
Woodward says his agency is working with authorities in Washington and New York, and that additional charges and arrests could be made.