LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan attorney general’s office says a former sheriff’s deputy from Osceola County pleaded guilty to a multitude of drug charges and for possessing sexual material involving children.
We’re told 39-year-old Andrew Wernette used his status as a deputy to obtain drugs that were intended to be discarded.
The attorney general’s office adds Wernette’s devices contained more than 100 photos and video depicting child sexually abusive content.
“The crimes this defendant has now pled guilty to are extremely disturbing,” says Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. “Children must never be taken advantage of, and this office will take aggressive action to ensure the laws that protect them are enforced and those individuals who exploit minors or support that immoral behavior are punished.”
We’re told Wernette is scheduled for sentencing March 26.