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Ashland police officer sentenced to six years in a federal prison

Melvin Schoch, Jr. was sentenced on Monday to six years confinement in a federal prison for attempting to possess with intent to distribute Oxycodone as well as the illegal use of a firearm during a felony drug offense.

Schoch admitted earlier that he and a fellow officer falsely invaded a residence in order to obtain oxycodone pills and money for their personal benefit. Schoch's co-defendant, Ellis Pittman, previously pleaded guilty to a similar charge and is scheduled for his sentencing in September.

Under federal law, Scoch must serve a minimum of 85% of his sentence.

Filed under: Boyd Co. | Prescription pill abuse | Court cases


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