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.