Former Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Kelly Smith will serve 120 days in jail and complete a drug diversion program as part of her sentence for drug possession and identity theft charges, according to authorities.
Smith, a 23-year veteran who had been assigned to the Rancho Cordova Police Department as part of that city's contract with the Sheriff's Department, resigned from the agency last month, said sheriff's spokesman Deputy Jason Ramos.
In June, Smith, 43, pleaded no contest to the felony charges that she refilled an elderly man's hydrocodone prescriptions without his knowledge of consent and then kept the pills for her own use. She had befriended the man, prosecutors alleged, to get access to his prescriptions.
Smith has enrolled in a drug diversion program and will serve 120 days in jail, as well as five years of probation under the sentence imposed by Sacramento Superior court Judge Kevin McCormick.