Matthew Bass, 45, of Troy, who serves as a Lincoln County commissioner, is charged with two felony counts of possession of a controlled substance.
is accused of buying morphine pills and a fentanyl patch from a confidential informant Wednesday in a Troy
Authorities said they'd been watching Bass
after getting tips that he
was abusing painkillers.
Raymond Floyd said an investigation shows Bass
"may have had problems with prescription medications for some time."
replied that he
would take it all," according to the report.
The report indicates Bass
then asked the informant to meet him in the parking lot of a Troy
The informant wore a video surveillance and a transmitter.
The report shows Bass
pulled beside the informant's vehicle and gave him $35 in exchange for the drugs.
Shortly after the transaction, Bass was pulled over by another Troy officer and Floyd then arrived to make the arrest.
"At that time, Bass
admitted to having illegal drugs in the front of his
pants," according to Floyd's report.
A search revealed Bass
also had another controlled substance on him, oxycodone, but Bass
had a prescription for it.
also was found in possession of the pain relievers Ibuprofen and Gabapenten, police said.
"During questioning, Bass
admitted to purchasing Morphine and the Fentanyl patch from an individual (at the convenience store)," Floyd reported.
Bass operated the Krumbly Burger restaurant in Troy and was a former Troy city councilman.
Floyd was familiar with Bass
, and described him as "a very nice guy" who was "very respected" in the community.
is convicted of the charges, he
would be forced to resign.
was free Friday on $20,000 cash-only bond pending a court appearance.