FREMONT, Ohio -- (WJW) -- A Sandusky county grand jury has issued 43 indictments - of which 38 are felonies - against Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer.
The indictments come 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 is expected to be arraigned Wednesday, August 24.