Former Scott Co. deputy pleads guilty to stealing drugs

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SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - A former Scott County deputy pleaded guilty Monday morning to stealing drugs that were held in an evidence locker.

A grand jury indicted Jeremy Day in the case in April 2012.

Day was originally charged with six counts of theft of a controlled substance and one count of theft by unlawful taking.

As a part of Day’s plea deal, he pleaded guilty to one count of theft of a controlled substance. All other charges were dismissed.

The Commonwealth's Attorney is recommending Day receive a five year prison sentence and pay restitution on all previous charges.

We tried to speak to Day after he left the courthouse but he didn't want to talk.

Even though he isn't speaking about the plea deal, it was a seemingly emotional morning for him. Before he accepted the plea agreement, he was leaning forward in his seat, bracing his head against his hands.

Day is accused of taking drugs from an evidence safe back in 2011.

According to our partners at the Herald-Leader, Day told a KSP detective he took pills from the locker to relieve back pain.

Day originally received a plea deal in April 2013.

The agreement would have allowed him to enter a diversion program and avoid jail time, but a judge rejected it, saying it was too lenient a punishment.

Day will be free until his sentencing, which is scheduled for October 6.

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