An ex-La Crosse police lieutenant convicted of stealing fake drugs from his department has been jailed for violating terms of his electronic monitoring.
A judge Wednesday issued a warrant for Brian Thomson after he tested positive for alcohol on Sunday, according to court records. He was booked into the La Crosse County Jail about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Monroe County Circuit Judge Todd Ziegler in February sentenced the former patrol lieutenant to three months in jail without release and three months on electronic monitoring before he began serving three years on probation.
Thomson was released from custody June 19 to three months on electronic monitoring. The judge Wednesday ordered him to serve the remaining time, about two months, in custody, although he can ask for a hearing.
Thomson, 45, pleaded guilty in December to stealing fake prescription pills from the department after it caught him in a sting. He had resigned from his position after his arrest in August.
He later admitted stealing and using meth at least three times, though authorities believe he tampered with more than 60 packages of illegal and prescription drugs seized during searches and arrests, drugs that he then used while working.