Sullivan City's interim police chief has criminal past

There is more trouble for Sullivan City leaders.

First their police chief was arrested on federal drug charges.

Next, Action 4 News uncovered that his replacement once faced criminal charges.

Action 4 News has learned, Carlos Lucio was arrested in McAllen for DWI and alleged cocaine possession back in August 2003.

State records show that Lucio worked as an officer with the Edcouch Police Department at the time of this arrest.

The charges were utlimately dismissed but state records show Lucio moved to the La Villa and Progreso Police Deaprtments before working in Sullivan City.

Action 4 News was unable to get in touch with Lucio for commment but did speak to City Manager Rolando Gonzalez.

He said they did not look into those records, only his cerfications to do the job.

Gonzalez said the allegations have no merit on the city's decision to keep Lucio as the interim police chief.

He also said it will not sway their decision when the time comes to possibly offer him the position of chief.