Deputy sheriff pleads not guilty to drug charges
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A Wilcox County deputy sheriff has pleaded not guilty to charges linked with a drug trafficking sting.
U.S. District Attorney's officials said Tuesday that 45-year-old Greg Barge of Camden, is accused of transporting packages of what he thought was cocaine from Montgomery to Camden.
Authorities say Barge was paid $800 on April 10 and $1,200 on May 7 to deliver the purported drugs in his sheriff's department vehicle, while wearing his uniform and carrying his police-issued gun.
Officials say Barge was arrested June 26 and has been in U.S. Marshals Custody since then.
Barge is charged with drug possession with intent to distribute and carrying a firearm during a drug trafficking crime.
Barge's court-appointed attorney declined to comment on his client's behalf Tuesday evening.