- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 1, 2016

TRENTON, Tenn. (AP) - A former Gibson County chief deputy has pleaded guilty to multiple charges related to misconduct.

The Jackson Sun (https://bit.ly/2eXwCaa ) reports that Jeff Maitland pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, obtaining controlled substances by fraud and official misconduct.

Maitland was one of several defendants employed by the Gibson County Sheriff’s Office between July 2013 and September 2014 that were indicted on charges including theft and misconduct.

The indictments stem from an investigation by Tennessee Bureau of Investigation that revealed discrepancies in employee pay, drugs not being delivered to inmates and the drug fund being mishandled.

His plea deal will put Maitland on probation for six years and will keep him from going to jail. He will also pay restitution of $1,430.61.

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Information from: The Jackson Sun, https://www.jacksonsun.com


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