ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A former eastern Kentucky police officer has entered a guilty plea in federal court to drug-related charges.
The Independent (http://bit.ly/12AzBIJ) reports 32-year-old Melvin Charles Schoch Jr. pleaded guilty on Monday to charges of attempting to possess oxycodone with intent to distribute and possessing a firearm during the commission of a drug crime. He had been scheduled for trial on May 28.
According to the plea agreement, Schoch, while he was an officer for the Ashland Police Department, entered a home looking to take prescription pills and money under the guise of serving a search warrant. Court records show that neither drugs nor cash were found.
According to Judge David Bunning, sentencing guidelines call for Schoch to spend at least five years in federal prison on the charges.
Information from: The Independent, http://www.dailyindependent.com