ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — Investigators say a longtime Maryland police officer repeatedly stole painkillers from a police evidence room and a police-maintained prescription drop box.

State Prosecutor Emmet C. Davitt said in a news release Wednesday that 38-year-old Aberdeen police Lt. Daniel E. Gosnell has been charged with misconduct in office and possession of a controlled dangerous substance.

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State police say Gosnell consumed various drugs he stole including oxycodone, heroin, fentanyl and cocaine. Authorities believe the thefts occurred between February 2016 and August 2017.

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Gosnell is an 18-year veteran of the department. It is unclear whether he has an attorney.

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