(Laurel, IN)--A former Laurel police officer was behind bars Wednesday. 34-year-old Clinton Ellis faces charges of theft and official misconduct after an investigation by the Indiana State Police. Ellis allegedly seized a handgun when executing a search warrant last November. He never entered it into evidence and then gave it to another officer as a Christmas gift. Ellis was also given $2500 as part of a drug investigation. The money went unaccounted for by Ellis.