(ROCKVILLE) – A Rockville K-9 Officer has been arrested on theft and drug charges.
Indiana State Police arrested 43-year-old Derek Cerny on misdemeanor charge of theft and possession of a controlled substance.
Indiana State Police says Cerny stole five pain killer tablets from a Parke County deputy who had a prescription for Norco after having back surgery.
Cerny faced similar accusations during his 15 years as a Vigo County deputy. Charges against him were dismissed after he completed drug court.
Rockville Police Chief Randal Kneeland confirmed Cerny was placed on paid administrative leave until the case is resolved.
Cerny is a K9 handler who has been on medical leave for the last eight weeks.