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Feds Charge Illinois Sheriff With Selling Pot

illinois-map1Sure, county sheriffs have a lot of autonomy. But this obviously goes a little too far. Put this in the category of: Things Sheriffs Aren’t Allowed to Do.

By The Associated Press
SHAWNEETOWN, Ill. — Federal prosecutors are accusing the longtime sheriff of a county in southeastern Illinois of selling marijuana, often while on duty.

Gallatin County Sheriff Raymond Martin was arrested Monday and appeared in court on three counts of distributing marijuana and two counts of carrying a firearm while trafficking drugs.

Martin has been sheriff of Gallatin County since 1990.

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