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Former Smith Co. Sheriff's Deputy pleads 'not guilty' to drug trafficking charges

Former Smith Co. Sheriff's Deputy pleads 'not guilty' to drug trafficking charges
Smith County Sheriff's Office
CrimeWatch

POSTED: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 3:58pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, August 7, 2013 - 10:09am

According to the office of Judge Love with the Tyler Federal Court, former Smith County Sheriff's Deputy, Kimbrick Bernard Jones, 38, has pleaded not guilty to drug charges.

The charges Jones faces are as follows:

  • Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of more than 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine and less than 28 grams of cocainse base, also known as crack cocaine.
     
  • Possession with intent to distribute and distribution of less than 50 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine.
     
  • Use, carrying, and possession of a firearm during and in futherance of a drug trafficking crime
     
  • Possession with intent to distribute and distribution of less than 28 grams of coacine base, also known as crack cocaine.
     
  • Use, carrying, and possession of a firearm during and in futherance of a drug trafficking crime.

Jones was arrested on Wednesday morning, July 10, on reports he was on duty when he allegedly sold drugs from his county patrol unit.

Sherriff Larry Smith told KETK he heard rumors, when he took office, Jones had been selling crack cocaine while on duty.

"We got enough information on him two months ago to begin an investigation," said Smith. The investigation included officials with the Sheriff's department, as well as the Narcotics Unit, FBI, and Texas Rangers.

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