Disgraced Former OH Sheriff Becomes Addiction Counselor

Former Sandusky County, Ohio Sheriff Kyle Overmyer's life went into a spiral in 2016, when he was charged and pleaded guilty to 13 felonies. Among those crimes he pleaded guilty to were acts that are common for people who are addicted to drugs. He lied to get doctors to prescribe pain medication to him. He stole drugs out of several drug take-back boxes, meant to help deter drug abuse in the community. And he ended up using public funds on his own needs. When he pleaded guilty in December of 2016 to charges stemming from those acts, his life changed. He went to prison. Sheriff Overmyer's Addiction Sheriff Overmyer was addicted to painkillers, and like a lot of addicted people do, he resorted to things he considered immoral to try to get his drug of choice. While Overmyer, at age 36, he was struggling with the pain of arthritis in his knee. Physicians dispensed an opioid prescription to help him. Overmyer soon became dependent on the drugs, seeking out…

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