Ex-TN deputy busted in undercover jerky sting

MANCHESTER, TN (WSMV) -A former deputy is facing charges after authorities say they caught him in an undercover bust. He reportedly wasn’t trying to sell drugs or weapons, but jerky.

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officers have their trucks and badges. But in this undercover case, their best tool was Facebook.

“Social media has become a friend of ours,” said TWRA Officer Dan Hicks.

Hicks says officials caught Josh King, a former Warren County deputy and a current bail bondsman, advertising deer jerky for sale on his Facebook page.

In Tennessee, selling or purchasing any wildlife is illegal, so investigators organized an undercover buy and say they caught King with three bags of white tail deer jerky in hand.



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