State corrections officer accused of selling prescription pills
Farmington Hills — An off-duty Michigan Corrections Officer is facing up to 20 years in prison after allegedly selling prescription drugs on the street while in uniform and carrying a firearm.
Lawrence David Tylutki, 30, of Brighton was under surveillance by the Oakland County Narcotics Enforcement Team last Thursday when they allegedly saw him deliver drugs to a confidential informant in the 11 Mile and Middlebelt area of Farmington Hills.
During the transaction, Tylutki allegedly delivered 85 Rosicodone, 75 Adderall and 90 Xanax and received $1,450. Tylutki was arrested after the exchange and a search of his vehicle found 290 additional prescription pills — hydrocodone, OxyContin, tranquilizers and antidepressants, NET officers reported. Additionally, officers found prescription slips for those and other drugs.
Chris Gautz, corrections department spokesperson, said Tylutki was hired as a corrections officer at Parnall Correctional Facility in Jackson last March and was still on probationary employee status.
Oakland County Undersheriff Michael McCabe confirmed Tylutki was arraigned Saturday in Farmington Hills 47th District Court for:
■Delivery and or manufacture of a controlled substance (cocaine, heroin or other narcotic) less than 50 grams. A felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison.
■Delivery and or manufacture of a controlled substance, Schedule 1-3. A felony punishable by up to seven years in prison.
■Delivery and or manufacture of a controlled substance, Schedule 4, a felony with a four-year prison sentence.
■Three offenses of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Each carries a two-year sentence upon conviction.
Tylutki’s bond was set at $25,000 or 10 percent. His next court date is March 11.
After arraignment on charges this weekend, Tylutki was immediately suspended without pay, Gautz said.
NET officers said Tylutki was wearing his state corrections officer uniform and armed with his own Sig Sauer .40 caliber handgun. He also had two additional ammunition magazines, according to officers.
The preliminary investigation indicated Tylutki is believed to have been selling prescription drugs for two years.
Tylutki has denied smuggling prescription pills into the Parnall, a minimum-security facility where he worked, NET officers said. There are about 1,600 inmates at Parnall, Gautz said.