June 30, 2016
CLAY, N.Y. -- An Onondaga County Sheriff's deputy has pleaded not guilty to charges, which have come after an internal investigation by the Sheriff's department into the theft of narcotics.
John Gioconodo, 50, of Liverpool pleaded not guilty to charges of petit larceny, criminal possession of a controlled substance and official misconduct in Syracuse City Court Thursday morning. Gioconodo was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court on July 11.
Gioconodo 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.
Giocondo, has been a Custody Deputy for 26 years and is suspended without pay. He is also due in the Town of Clay Court on July 12 at 5:30 p.m.