Former Oklahoma State head basketball coach Sean Sutton told drug agents that he is addicted to painkillers, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics spokesman Mark Woodward said.
OBN detained Sutton Thursday afternoon after the former coach picked up a shipment of painkillers from out of state from a local shipping company, Woodward said.
Drug agents had intercepted the shipment following a tip that Sutton had been illegally buying painkillers from sellers in Seattle and the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
Payne County ((OK)) District Attorney Robert Hudson said he is going to file four felony counts against Sutton for the drugs he attempted to obtain and for using his cell phone to commit a felony.
Sutton remains in the Stillwater city jail, where he has become ill, Hudson said.
"He's having withdrawals," Hudson said.
Sutton is expected to post $10,000 bond today and then enter a treatment facility where he'll remain until he is arraigned, Hudson said. Sutton's arraignment is expected to be Tuesday.
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OBN has been tracking Sutton since August, and the shipment yesterday contained about 40 pills of Adderall, Clorazepam, a painkiller, and fourth medication.