UPDATE: Burleigh County Sheriff’s deputy arrested on drug charges
UPDATE 12:15PM: A $2,500 bond was set for a Burleigh County Sheriff's deputy facing drug charges Thursday.
Burleigh County Sheriff Pat Heinert says Komrosky was on patrol Saturday when his sergeant hadn't heard from him and went to his home to check on him and found the evidence.
He was put on immediate administrative leave, and Heinert says when asked for a drug test Komrosky resigned.
"I'm not a drug user, so,um I guess obviously, naturally, a lower bond. I was thinking maybe a thousand. I don't exactly have a whole lot of money to my name right now and obviously employment is not going good for me," said Komrosky during his initial appearance.
The judge also ordered Komrosky to do drug patch testing and to not have contact with B-C-I detectives on the case, prior informants or defendants and any task force operators.
Heinert says Komrosky was taken to the Stutsman County jail because they didn’t want him to have special treatment in Burleigh.
BCI is conducting the investigation and Ladd Erickson from the McLean County State’s Attorney’s office is representing the state because Komrosky worked closely with the Burleigh County State’s Attorney’s office.
ORIGINAL STORY 9:20AM: A Burleigh County Sheriff’s Deputy has landed himself behind bars on drug charges.
The Stutsman County jail inmate roster says 31-year-old Kerry Komrosky was arrested on Tuesday.
According to the complaint affidavit Komrosky stole approximately one pound of methamphetamine valued at $10,000 and 13 cellphones from the Metro Area Task Force while he was working as a deputy for the department.
According to court records Komrosky is charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, two charges of theft of property and possession of drug paraphernalia
He is currently at Stustman County jail.
We are currently still waiting back to hear from the department on whether or not he is a current deputy.