Former LMPD employee indicted on theft, drug charges

Troy Hilpp appears in court on Monday, November 22, 2010.
Troy Hilpp appears in court on Monday, November 22, 2010.

By Matt McCutcheon - e-mail | bio

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A former Metro Police employee is in hot water with the law after being indicted by a Grand Jury on drug and theft charges. It all stretches back to late August of 2010.

Court documents show that 33-year-old Troy Hilpp has been indicted on four charges, centering around what he allegedly did on the clock when it comes to LMPD evidence, and off the clock when it comes to prescription drugs.

The indictments include one count of tampering with physical evidence, two counts of theft by unlawful taking, and obtaining or trying to obtain a controlled substance.

Documents filed by the prosecution claim that Hilpp received more than 100 hydrocodone pills and 40 oxycodone pills all in a one-week period from three different doctor visits and four prescriptions.

The prosecution's documents claim that the theft by unlawful taking charges stem from Hilpp allegedly removing a Play Station 3 from the LMPD evidence room and putting it in a trash dumpster, apparently so he could later steal them.

Documents also claim that two digital cameras that belong to LMPD were recovered from Hilpp's home on August 30.

Hilpp was hired about a year ago, in November of 2009, as an LMPD recruit.

Due to medical reasons, he was assigned temporarily to the evidence room. An LMPD spokesperson couldn't elaborate on those circumstances.

The theft and tampering with evidence charges stem from events that apparently took place on in late August of 2010.

In September, Hilpp was fired from his position and was formally indicted by the Grand Jury in late October.

Hilpp appeared in court Nov. 22 on those charges. During those proceedings, prosecutors and Hilpp's attorney said that they are trying to piece together a plea deal.

Hilpp's name may sound familiar: he's a former UofL Cardinal baseball player.

LMPD officials say they are aware of this case and the fact that Hilpp had access to evidence involving LMPD cases, but would not comment further, at least not for now.

Hilpp was due back in court on Jan. 7 for another pre-trial conference.

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