Ohio sheriff pleads guilty to drug charges, theft in office

Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer (Sandusky County Sheriff's Office)

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A suspended Ohio sheriff has pleaded guilty to stealing prescription drugs and other drug-related charges.

Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer agreed to a plea deal Tuesday after denying the charges for months and saying the investigation against him was politically motivated.

He pleaded guilty to 13 felony counts on charges that include theft of dangerous drugs and theft in office.

Overmyer also pleaded guilty to filing false financial statements.

A special prosecutor accused the two-term sheriff of stealing medications from drug disposal boxes and deceiving doctors into giving him painkillers.

Overmyer had kept his title while he was suspended and in jail, but lost his re-election bid earlier this month.
He will be sentenced on Dec. 13.

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