Onondaga Co. deputy accused of stealing drugs sentenced to 60 days in jail

John Giocondo/ Onondaga County Sheriff's Office

CLAY, N.Y. -- A suspended Onondaga County Sheriff's deputy accused of stealing drugs will spend the next 60 days behind bars along with three years of probation.

John Giocondo of Liverpool was sentenced in city court on Tuesday after an internal investigation by the Sheriff's department into the theft of narcotics.

Giocondo is accused of taking prescription pain pills from his girlfriend and at least one pill from the medicine cart at the downtown jail. Detectives accuse Giocondo of stealing the narcotic drugs while on and off duty in two separate incidents, one at the Justice Center and the other in the Town of Clay.

On June 30th of 2016, Giocondo pleaded not guilty to charges of petit larceny, criminal possession of a controlled substance and official misconduct. He was released on his own recognize at the time.

Giocondo has been a Custody Deputy for 26 years and is suspended without pay.

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