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A Paoli Police Officer pleaded guilty to a single charge of Conversion, a class A Misdemeanor. earlier today in the Orange County Superior Court. 

Special Prosecutor Dustin Houchin charged Officer Tyler Phillips with the crime after Paoli Police Chief Randall Sandersrequested the Indiana State Police conduct an investigation. 

It was alleged that Phillips had taken several items of evidence to his residence and had not placed them into evidence at the Paoli Police Department.

It was also alleged that Phillips had conducted a controlled buy of methamphetamine and had kept the methamphetamine in his possession instead of placing it into evidence.

During the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Phillips had several cases where evidence was missing from the evidence room at the Paoli Police Department.

It was also discovered that Phillips had several items of evidence in his possession that had not been placed into evidence at the Paoli Police Department.