Ohio sheriff indicted on 43 counts, including 38 felonies

(Courtesy: Sandusky County Sheriff’s Office)

FREMONT, OH (AP) -A northern Ohio sheriff is expected to be in court on charges that include illegally obtaining prescription drugs and misusing department funds.

Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer was being held in jail Tuesday night after a grand jury indicted him on 43 counts.

Overmyer was expected to be arraigned Wednesday.

Court records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney. He told The News-Messenger in Fremont earlier this year that he’d done nothing wrong and that he passed a drug test conducted by state investigators.

The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has been investigating Overmyer for nearly a year.

They say he took medications from prescription drug disposal drop boxes and deceived physicians and pharmacists to obtain prescription pain medication.

They also say he misused department money and tampered with records.

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