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Deputy Under Investigation for Allegedly Selling Drugs to Inmate

Associated Press

December 22, 2010

NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) — A Cocke County deputy is under investigation after Sheriff Armando Fontes said the deputy sold drugs to a jail inmate.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports that George Trent had worked with the sheriff’s department as a corrections officer for just more than a month.

Fontes said his office received a tip on Friday morning that the 33-year-old Trent was selling prescription pills to inmates. Deputies then gave an inmate bait money to solicit Trent for drugs.

Fontes said Trent sold the inmate a 30 milligram Roxycodine pill. Trent was fired that day.

The newspaper could not reach Trent for comment.

Trent was not arrested, but his case will go before a grand jury next month. If indicted, he’ll likely face felony charges.


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    Shabazz

    over 3 years ago

    14 Comments

    Are there still jail out there that give inmates access to tangeable currency???

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    Shabazz

    over 3 years ago

    14 Comments

    I have seen many of my fellow officers go down that slippery slope. It starts with becomming to cmfortable with the inmate population and getting to know them to intemately. This not only happens to neew officers but seasoned ones as well.

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    djs2v

    over 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    What a moron!!!!

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    Whalewatcher

    over 3 years ago

    11194 Comments

    Glad he was caught early in his career before anybody got hurt !!!! What a jack-wagon !!!!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    what a bone head

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    DonnaLynn

    over 3 years ago

    10610 Comments

    What's to play out? The bait money used in the buy says it all.

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    DALLASCRANE

    over 3 years ago

    19382 Comments

    Roxy is only your best friend for a few hours. A 30 Roxy could do 50 bucks behind bars. That was one short month of a career with training paid for by the taxpayers.

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Hope he made friends with who he sold to.

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    Twinker

    over 3 years ago

    1776 Comments

    If he DID do it, I'd be the first to spit on him and I have a feeling I would have a LOONG line behind me. Too many good LEOs have to deal with crap from the public when something like this happens cause there are a lot of people who don't take the time to realize that each LEO is a seperate entity to himself.... not one big LEO body with one LEO brain....and they also don't realize that cops are people You're gong to find the good and the bad anywhere you work.

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    Retleo

    over 3 years ago

    5524 Comments

    Dumbass

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    OlSkoolBlu89

    over 3 years ago

    2484 Comments

    Good flush only a month on the job, at least they caught him before he could tarnish the badge!!

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    Anonymous

    over 3 years ago

    Can't imagine someone making a few bucks selling drugs it inmates and totally destroying his career. Bet there are dozens of honest people who would love to have had his job.

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    ds212

    over 3 years ago

    1508 Comments

    FLUSH that career down the bowl.

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    rsironron

    over 3 years ago

    5220 Comments

    One short career is all I have to say.

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    HEYSARGE

    over 3 years ago

    16726 Comments

    Let all play out !!

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