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1/13/05-Cherokee County

Cherokee County Constable Career On The Line After Meth Charge

According to the federal indictment Constable Randall Thompson "did knowingly and intentionally possess and distribute approximately 108 grams of pseudoephedrine,... knowing and having reasonable cause to believe that the listed chemical would be used for the unauthorized manufacture of a controlled substance, namely methamphetamine." He was arrested on the job Thursday, the FBI says, without incident. Officials say the case carries greater weight, especially when someone who's supposed to enforce the law is accused of a crime. "We have taught our children that when you're in trouble you should be able to go to any police officer and they should be able to help you. When something like this occurs, it takes that trust away from the badge," says Peter Galbraith, Supervisory Senior Resident Agent with the FBI.

If convicted, Thompson faces 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Christine Nelson reporting. cnelson@kltv.com

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