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State trooper sentenced in drug case

Malcolm Todd Lewis resigns after Thursday sentencing

An Oregon State Police senior trooper in the Portland Area Command office resigned Thursday after pleading guilty at an arraignment in Washington County Circuit Court to two counts of first-degree official misconduct and two counts of unlawful possession of methamphetamine.

Following the guilty plea, Malcolm Todd Lewis, 47, was sentenced to 18 months probation, 200 hours of community service, fines and other conditions set by the court.

The plea and sentencing followed an investigation by the OSP Criminal Investigative Services Division and Office of Professional Standards, with the assistance of the Washington County district attorney's office.

"All members of the Oregon State Police are given a high level of trust and are held to a very high standard for personal and professional conduct. We won't accept any criminal conduct, and when supported by facts and evidence will pursue prosecution for such acts," said OSP Superintendent Chris Brown.

OSP became aware of possible misconduct involving Lewis and placed him on a paid modified duty status on July 7, 2011, pending an investigation.

Lewis joined OSP on Nov. 1, 1988. He previously worked as a sergeant in the North Plains office. Before this investigation began, Lewis voluntarily transferred to a supervisory position the Portland office in February 2011.