Brooklyn law director on leave after arrest on drug charges

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BROOKLYN, Ohio- Brooklyn Law Director Scott Claussen is on unpaid administrative leave following his arrest Monday evening.

Claussen appeared in court on Wednesday and pleaded not guilty to drug possession charges.

The office of Brooklyn Mayor Richard H. Balbier confirmed Claussen’s leave, but declined an on-camera interview with FOX 8.

Investigators said an undercover agent dressed as a mailman delivered a package with 158 oxycodone tablets to a place on Broadview Road in Seven Hills. According to court documents, Alfonso Yunis accepted the package, while Claussen and Bryan Byrne were, “Cutting up pills of oxycodone with credit cards.”

Byrne, an attorney and the son of Parma Heights Mayor Mike Byrne, and Yunis were also charged.

Alfonso Yunis, Scott Claussen and Brian Byrne

Alfonso Yunis, Bryan Byrne and Scott Claussen

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