BISMARCK — A former Burleigh County sheriff’s deputy imprisoned for stealing drugs from the Metro Area Narcotics Task Force is appealing to the North Dakota Supreme Court.
Kerry Komrosky, 32, in a brief filed in June maintains evidence was gathered illegally at his home. His request to suppress that evidence during his court proceedings was denied.
Komrosky was charged in April 2018 after investigators found 2.9 pounds of methamphetamine and 47 grams of cocaine in his home. He accepted a conditional plea and pleaded guilty to amended charges. He was sentenced in January to 2 ½ years for felony theft of property and just under a year for two misdemeanor drug counts. Defense attorney Michael Hoffman said after the sentencing that he would appeal an order denying suppression of evidence and withdraw the conditional plea.
The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear arguments on Sept. 30.
Komrosky had worked for the Burleigh County Sheriff's Department for five years and had been assigned to the Metro Area Narcotics Task Force, which includes officers from law enforcement agencies in Burleigh and Morton counties. Hoffman said during sentencing that Komrosky's drug addiction played a role in his actions.
Komrosky resigned from the sheriff's department after investigators found drugs in his home. The North Dakota Peace Officer Standards and Training Board revoked his law officer license in May.
This version has been updated to correct the agency from which the drugs were stolen.