Maryland police lieutenant pleads guilty to stealing drugs

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Lt. Daniel Gosnell (PHOTO: ABERDEEN PD)

ABERDEEN, Md. — A lieutenant who is an 18 year veteran of the Aberdeen Police Department has plead guilty to stealing and using drugs from citizen prescription drop boxes as well as the police department evidence room.

The Maryland state prosecutor said in a release that Lieutenant Daniel Gosnell, 38, had stolen and used drugs including oxycontin, oxycodone, heroin, fentanyl, and cocaine from Feb. 2016 to August 2017.

The judge sentenced Lt. Gosnell to a suspended sentence of ten years. He’ll serve three years of supervised probation, and continue in drug treatment, as well as doing 200 hours of community service.