Former deputy appeals drug theft conviction

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments next month on an appeal by a former sheriff’s deputy imprisoned for stealing drugs from the State Crime Lab.

Kerry Komrosky argues evidence was gathered illegally at his home and that it should have been suppressed during his court proceedings.

The Bismarck Tribune says the 32-year-old deputy worked for the Burleigh County Sheriff’s Department and had been assigned to the Metro Area Narcotics Task Force before he was charged with theft of methamphetamine and cocaine in April 2018. Komrosky pleaded guilty to amended charges and was sentenced to more than 3 years behind bars.

Defense attorney Michael Hoffman said after sentencing in January that he would appeal an order denying suppression of evidence and withdraw the conditional plea.

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