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Deputy Accused of Selling Marijuana From Squad Car

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A deputy in Atlanta was recently busted for allegedly selling marijuana from his own squad car.

Anyone looking for marijuana would most likely go to desperate lengths to avoid cops. However in a shocking report, a sheriff's deputy in Atlanta was recently busted for allegedly selling marijuana while he was in uniform, from his own squad car.

Newton County Deputy Darrell Mathis was arrested last week but he has since been freed on bond. He reportedly told an informant that he could get away with selling the drug because he operates a vehicle lawfully and flashes his police credentials when stopped.

A U.S. attorney stated “This defendant used his position as a police officer to openly violate the very laws that he was sworn to uphold…This case is a reminder that no one is above the law.”

The FBI was alerted of the deputy’s alleged involvement with drugs in April after an informant came forward and declared Matthias had large bags of pot in his home. A sting operation was soon set up and Mathis sold marijuana to an undercover agent.

By August, Mathis had openly discussed transporting both marijuana and cocaine with two undercover agents. When Mathis was arrested, he allegedly had a pound of pot on him.

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