Felicity officer pleads guilty

November 17th, 2010    Author: Brett A. Roller    Filed Under: News

Pack admits to evidence tampering

Former Felicity police officer Delmas “Gee” Pack pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence Tuesday, Nov. 9. In exchange the Clermont County Prosecutor’s Office dropped a tampering with police records charge.

Pack, 42, of Monroe Township, will face sentencing from Judge Ken Zuk Monday, Nov. 22. He will not be incarcerate during the pre-sentencing investigation.

The 16 year veteran and former captain of the Felicity Police Department was charged with tampering with evidence and tampering with police records following an undercover investigation involving multiple law enforcement agencies and the Prosecutor’s office in July.

Assistant Prosecutor Daniel “Woody” Breyer said Pack performed a traffic stop on an undercover agent on July 12 in Felicity. The agent was carrying 81 fake Oxycontin pills, which Pack confiscated. He then released the agent without charging him. A week after the incident the Sheriff’s office executed a search warrant on the Felicity Police Department’s evidence locker and the pills were not found.

Tampering with evidence carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, however Breyer said he would not seek a prison sentence.

“I would probably not object to probation,” Breyer said. “To my knowledge he has no priors.”

Breyer said Pack has surrendered his peace officer certificate.

Felicity Police Chief Ray Hessler placed Pack on unpaid administrative leave after his arrest on July 29. Hessler said Pack would not be dismissed until the outcome of the case was known. He could not be reached for comment Tuesday.

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