McMinn County deputy arrested, accused of stealing drugs

A McMinn County deputy has been arrested on a count of official oppression, accused of taking drugs from vehicles and drivers during traffic stops, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said.

Justin Hester, 28, of Englewood, was charged as the result of a TBI investigation that began in November 2011.

Hester made numerous traffic stops between the summer of 2011 and November 2011 which were not documented with the county’s dispatch, the TBI said in a news release.


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