Police officer charged with drug trafficking

Forest Park officer in court
Published: Aug. 24, 2018 at 1:50 AM EDT|Updated: Aug. 24, 2018 at 1:54 PM EDT
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Ashley Meyer (WXIX)
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FOREST PARK, OH (FOX19) - A veteran police officer is under arrest on felony charges she stole medication from a suburban Cincinnati residence while there on official business and then tried to sell it.

Ashley Meyer, 35, worked for the Colerain Township Police Department when she removed dozens of Escitalopram and Omeprazole pills from a home on two occasions, Nov. 10, 2017 and Jan. 15 of this year, court records show.

She left Colerain Police earlier this year and was hired by the Forest Park Police Department in May, according to a news release from the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office.

Meyer still works for Forest Park police, but now she's among the inmates at the Hamilton County Justice Center.

She was booked into the jail Thursday and was scheduled to face a judge on Friday.

Meyer is held without bond on charges of trafficking in drugs, possession of drugs and theft in office.

According to an affidavit, she was found with what appeared to be a white powdery substance, possibly crack cocaine or heroin; and less than a bulk amount of methamphetamine and marijuana when authorities searched her Colerain Township residence Thursday.

The drugs are being sent to the lab at the Hamilton County Coroner's Office for testing and positive identification, the news release states.

The stolen medication was recovered after Meyer put it up for sale, sheriff's officials said.

Meyer has been a law enforcement officer for about 11 years, but if she is convicted of even one of the felonies, she will no longer be permitted to carry a gun and badge.

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