Sandusky County sheriff accused of stealing prescription drugs moved to different facility

SANDUSKY, Ohio-- The Sandusky County sheriff remains jailed but has been moved to a different facility.

A visiting judge on Thursday revoked Sheriff Kyle Overmyer’s bond and ordered him to be taken to jail. He spent the night in the Erie County Jail, but late Friday afternoon he was moved to a facility in Marion County.

Erie County Sheriff Paul Sigsworth says Overmyer was treated like every other inmate.

“He received no special treatment,” Sigsworth said.

Overmyer will remain in jail unless he posts a $250,000 bond.

In August, a Sandusky County grand jury issued 43 indictments - of which 38 are felonies - against Overmyer.

The indictments were issued following an investigation by the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation that began in September of 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 that Overmyer improperly used and tampered with department funding records and that 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 not guilty to all charges. His attorney did not return phone calls for comment on the case.

A document filed with the court by the special prosecutor in the case states that while Overmyer was free on bond he purchased a deadly weapon, continued to contact witnesses, and has failed to notify the court of his changes in address.

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