Report: Drugs found inside former Suffolk top cop's prison cell

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News 12 Long Island has learned drugs have reportedly been found inside the prison cell of former Suffolk Police Chief James Burke. 

Sources tell Newsday, oxycodone pills were taped underneath a shelf inside Burke's personal locker. 

Burke is currently serving a 46 month sentence at a Pennsylvania detention center. 

Burke's attorney calls the claims "utterly false."

Burke pleaded guilty last year to beating a Smithtown man who was in police custody, then orchestrating a cover up. 

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