Report: Convicted ex-sheriff got pills from multiple doctors

Kyle Overmyer (Sandusky County Sheriff's Office)

FREMONT, Ohio (AP) – Investigative reports say a former Ohio sheriff who admitted stealing prescription drugs had been abusing prescription Vicodin he got from multiple doctors for more than four years.

Former Sandusky County Sheriff Kyle Overmyer was sentenced to four years in prison in December after pleading guilty to drug charges and misusing office funds.

Records released this past week by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office say Overmyer stole pill boxes containing discarded medications from law enforcement agencies in northwest Ohio.

The reports also say the former two-term sheriff told an investigator that he picked the drug disposal boxes to improve relations with area police departments.

Overmyer’s attorney said Friday that he worked out the allegations in court and is focused on turning this chapter of his life into a happy ending. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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