Loudoun Firefighter Faces Drug, Theft Charges

A Loudoun County career firefighter was arrested Tuesday and charged with stealing prescription medication from a co-worker.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Bernard E. Gottholm, 37, of Boonsboro, MD, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance and petit larceny after another employee’s personal prescription medications and an electronic device were found missing from an office at the department’s training academy in Leesburg.

Gottholm turned himself over to authorities on Dec. 18 and was released on an unsecured bond.

This case remains under investigation.

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