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Ohio Sheriff Indicted Over Prescription Drug Take-Back Boxes

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By    |   Thursday, 25 Aug 2016 09:52 AM

An Ohio sheriff was indicted Tuesday on 38 felony counts on allegations he deceived to obtain prescription drugs, tampered with records, and stole prescription pills from drug take-back boxes at county police departments.

According to The News-Messenger of Fremont, Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer, 42, is accused of lying to physicians and pharmacist to get prescription pain medication from April 2014 through January 2015. Guided by special prosecutor Hamilton O'Brien, from Delaware County, the grand jury indicted the sheriff after more than 10 hours of testimony and deliberations.

"He was indicted on various counts of deception to obtain drugs, filing a false financial affidavit, tampering with records and theft of drugs," O'Brien told the newspaper Tuesday night.

Ohio attorney general Mike DeWine issued a statement about Overmyer's indictments, which also included five misdemeanor charges of filing false financial disclosure reports.

"[The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigations] was asked to conduct an investigation into Overmyer by Sandusky County Prosecutor Thomas L. Stierwalt and opened an investigation in September 2015," the attorney general's statement said.

"Stierwalt requested the investigation after local police chiefs in Sandusky County expressed concerns regarding alleged unusual behavior by Overmyer in prescription drug disposal drop box collections. The scope of the investigation quickly expanded into other allegations of wrongdoing."

Overmyer's felonies charges, according to the attorney general's statement, included, 12 counts of third degree tampering with records, 12 counts of fourth degree deception to obtain a dangerous drug, three counts of fifth degree deception to obtain a dangerous drug, six counts of fourth degree theft in office, four counts of fourth degree theft, and one count of fifth degree theft.

The News-Messenger wrote that police chiefs in Sandusky County, located southeast of Toledo, became suspicious of Overmyer for his collection of prescription pills from area departments. Overmyer told the newspaper in January that he personally collected the pills as a good-faith effort to promote better communication among law enforcement agencies.

Overmyer has served as Sandusky County sheriff since 2008, appointed to replace Sheriff David Gangwer, who died in office.

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An Ohio sheriff was indicted Tuesday on 38 felony counts on allegations he deceived to obtain prescription drugs, tampered with records, and stole prescription pills from drug take-back boxes at county police departments.
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