Fired state trooper faces drug charges amid claims bosses failed to deal with his issues

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An Alabama state trooper, who lost his job this week,faces multiple drug charges.

A tussle over crab legs led to arrests in Huntsville, AL

Stephen Langham's arrest, according to court documents, follows painkiller addiction that included obtaining illegal prescriptions.

In those documents his wife, Lydia Langham, also accuses the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency of refusing to deal with his habit, allowing him to remain on the job.

ALEA Secretary Hal Taylor told WTVY he is unable to discuss specifics of Langham's termination because, to do so, would violate federal regulations.

But in the court documents filed in the couple's divorce, Lydia Langham claims her husband mishandled ALEA drug evidence.

She also said a doctor issued prescriptions in her name and without her knowledge, apparently at the request of her husband. She also claims he pressured her to steal narcotics from the medical facility where she is employed but she refused.

Lydia Langham indicates she became so frustrated that she sought help from her uncle, former U.S. Attorney George Beck.

Beck, she believes, called ALEA asking them to deal with the matter. A source also tells WTVY that the governor's office was also contacted.

ALEA spokesperson Robyn Bryan said that Secretary Hal Taylor made the decision to fire Langham as he does in all such cases.

Langham has 10 days to appeal his termination.

Langham was expected to turn himself into the Geneva County Jail Tuesday night and will be released on bond.

A source said he faces six felony drug charges.

An email sent to his attorney, Joseph Gallo, seeking comment has not been answered, at this point.

(A booking photo of Langham will be posted to this story, when available.)