Deputy accused of stealing medication given probation
Updated: Monday, April 8 2013, 05:27 PM EDT
SAINT JOSEPH COUNTY, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – A Saint Joseph County Sheriff’s deputy accused of stealing medication from the jail has been placed on probation.
Stephen Morris avoided time in jail by pleading guilty to two counts of misdemeanor larceny.
In exchange for the plea prosecutors agreed to drop more serious charges.
Prosecutors say Morris stole the prescription medication tramadol that was supposed to go to two inmates at the jail.
Morris has been on unpaid administrative leave since the incident.
Newschannel 3 has a call into the Sheriff’s Office to see if Morris will keep his job.