Ohio sheriff accused of stealing drugs set to change plea


FREMONT, Ohio (AP) — A jailed Ohio sheriff accused of stealing prescription drugs is scheduled for a change of plea hearing.

Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer pleaded not guilty in August to six felony charges in a 43-count indictment. The change of plea hearing is scheduled for Thursday.

A special prosecutor charged the sheriff with stealing medications drug disposal drop boxes, deceiving doctors into giving him painkillers and misusing department funds.

A judge recently sent him back to jail after deciding he violated terms of his bond by contacting potential witnesses and people in the sheriff’s office.

The two-term sheriff has said the investigation was politically motivated. He was suspended but kept his sheriff’s title.

Overmyer was in jail when he lost his re-election bid last week.

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