Arraignment Next Week for Ex-Sheriff in Meth Case

6 years 7 months 3 weeks ago Thursday, September 29 2011 Sep 29, 2011 Thursday, September 29, 2011 8:54:27 AM CDT September 29, 2011 in News
By: Associated Press

ELLSINORE (AP) - A former Missouri sheriff accused of distributing methamphetamine and cocaine faces arraignment next week.

The Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic reports that 31-year-old Tommy Adams will appear in court Oct. 7 in Carter County, where he was sheriff before resigning the day of his arrest.

Adams is charged with two felonies of distribution of a controlled substance, for meth and cocaine. He is also charged with possession of meth with intent to distribute. Adams is free on bond.

Adams also faces federal charges -- three counts of possession of stolen firearms, one count of sale of a stolen firearm and one count of being an unlawful user of controlled substances in possession of firearms. No trial date has been set in the federal case.

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