(Parma Heights) - Charges have been filed against a former Parma Heights police officer for stealing from the evidence room. Matthew Bell is charged with theft in office and an addition three counts of theft.

Bell is suspected of stealing Oxycontin, Vicodin and Vyvanse in instances spanning from mid January through March.

He is scheduled to appear in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on August 7th.

Bell held rank of Detective when resigned in March after seven years on the force.

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