Ex-Kentucky sheriff on trial over alleged role in drug ring

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SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A former Kentucky sheriff is on trial, accused of aiding and abetting a conspiracy to distribute more than a ton of marijuana from a Mexican drug cartel.

The Courier Journal reports former Bullitt County Sheriff Dave Greenwell is in court this week on charges including obstruction of justice for allegedly alerting investigation targets. Former special sheriff’s deputy Christopher Mattingly pleaded guilty to drug trafficking and testified against him.

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Mattingly testified Tuesday that he continued to distribute drugs while knowing he was under federal investigation because the sheriff “had my back.”

He said Greenwell alerted him to investigative efforts, but said he already knew and didn’t need Greenwell’s tips.

Greenwell’s defense says the sheriff was playing “good cop” to get information. Greenwell resigned in 2016 without explanation.


Information from: Courier Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com

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11/7/2018 8:31:44 AM (GMT -5:00