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Nye County Police Sgt. Accused of Stealing Prescription Meds

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LAS VEGAS -- A sergeant in the Nye County Sheriff's Office is facing numerous charges after being accused of stealing prescription medication from the sheriff's office and a private citizen. 

Sgt. Michael Horn is facing several charges including DUI, possession of a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a prohibited person, coercion, larceny and burglary.

According to a news release, Horn is accused of pressuring a deputy to turn over prescription medications to him instead of booking them into evidence on Jan. 24. The deputy said he gave the pills to Horn under direct order. Several hours later, it was also discovered that about 60 morphine sulfate pills were missing from a semi-secured room at the sheriff's office.

As the Nye County Sheriff's Office was preparing to serve a search warrant on Horn's home and patrol car, they were notified that Horn allegedly answered a call involving an elderly woman and ordered the woman to turn over her prescription medication to him.

The sheriff's office said it found the medication in Horn's shirt pocket. A urine test was done on Horn and it showed three different categories of controlled substances in his system. Because Horn had operated his vehicle and was wearing his gun, he was charged with DUI and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. The sheriff's office said a search of Horn's vehicle turned up the missing morphine pills and more than a dozen other prescription bottles of pills.


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