Former Scott County Deputy Arrested

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Updated: 4/12/2012 6:20 pm
A former Scott County Sheriff's Deputy has been arrested and charged with stealing evidence from drug cases.

Jeremy Day has been charged with six counts of Theft of Controlled Substance, 1st Offense, and one count of Theft by Unlawful Taking.

Day was lodged in the Scott County Detention Center.

According to a release from the Scott County Sheriff's Office, in early September, 2001, a review was conducted of several ongoing narcotics investigations.

While checking the evidence in the cases, it was found that there was a discrepancy between the amount of evidence that had been logged-in with the case and the amount that was actually in evidence.

A check was then made of several different cases and it was found that the discrepancy occurred over multiple cases.

At that time the Scott County Sheriff closed down that area of evidence storage and contacted the Kentucky State Police to conduct an internal investigation.

Sheriff Tony Hampton said during the KSP investigation, numerous people were interviewed and during one of the interviews, Deputy Jeremy Day, who had access to the evidence, resigned.

The Sheriff said all other employees in the office had been cleared.

After a six-month investigation, State Police presented the case to a Scott County Grand Jury.

On April 10, 2012, the Grand Jury returned an indictment against Jeremy Day.

On April 12, 2012, KSP detectives executed indictment warrants on Day, who was taken to jail.
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