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Stephenson County Coroner pleads guilty to drug possession charges

Leamon possessed oxycodone without a prescription.
Published: Dec. 7, 2020 at 11:51 AM CST
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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) - Stephenson County Coroner Timothy J. Leamon pleads guilty to possession of a controlled substance after having oxycodone without a prescription.

Leamon was arrested in Stephenson County on Friday, and sentenced to 24 months probation which includes 30 hours of public service, random drug tests, and a mental health evaluation. Stephenson County State’s Attorney Carl Larson says the Illinois Attorney General’s Office has agreed to take on the prosecution. Larson also says it doesn’t appear Leamon’s sentence would remove him as coroner.

Leamon is now the second coroner arrested in the Stateline this year after Winnebago County Coroner Bill Hintz and his wife Michelle were arrested in September on forgery and official misconduct charges.

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