Sandusky County sheriff accused of stealing prescription drugs is back in jail
SANDUSKY, Ohio– The Sandusky County sheriff is back in jail .
A visiting judge on Thursday revoked Sheriff Kyle Overmyer’s bond and ordered that he to be taken to jail. His bond was increased to $250,000. Erie County jail records confirm Overmyer is being held.
In August, a Sandusky County grand jury issued 43 indictments, 38 of which are felonies, against Overmyer.
The indictments were issued following an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation that began in September 2015.
The investigation started when a number of local police chiefs in Sandusky County expressed concerns about Overmyer’s behavior in connection with prescription drug disposal drop box collections.
The indictments charge Overmyer improperly used and tampered with department funding records, and he deceived doctors and pharmacists to get prescription pain medicine. Theft charges against him relate to allegations that he improperly took medications from the drop boxes.
Overmyer was indicted on the following:
– 12 counts of tampering with records, felonies of the third degree
– 12 counts of deception to obtain a dangerous drug, felonies of the fourth degree
– Three counts of deception to obtain a dangerous drug, felonies of the fifth degree
– Six counts of theft in office, felonies of the fourth degree
– Four counts of theft, felonies of the fourth degree
– One count of theft, a felony of the fifth degree
– Five counts of filing false financial disclosure reports, misdemeanors of the first degree
Overmyer pleaded innocent to all charges.