Judge Richard Baumgartner sentenced to 2 years suspended, given judicial diversion
He copped a plea to one count of official misconduct after illegally obtaining prescription painkillers.
"Percoset, hydrocodone, and there was oxycodone," said special prosecutor Al Schmutzer.
Baumgartner told a packed courtroom, "I have a disease and it is a serious disease." He made the admission before being sentenced that he's addicted to pain pills. But, said it's no excuse for breaking the law he swore to uphold.