A Graves County Grand Jury has indicted the county Sheriff Dewayne Redmon on a drug charge.
According to the indictment Redmon took controlled substances from a drug drop box for personal use. Standard procedure requires drugs placed in the box to be destroyed. Redmon faces 1st degree possession of a controlled substance and official misconduct charges. Redmon allegedly possessed Hydrocodone.
Kentucky State Police have reported they received a drug-related tip in July and opened an investigation.
Redmon’s Attorney, Bryan Wilson, provided a statement when the KSP reported they would be investigating the sheriff:
“Over the past several months Sheriff Dewayne Redmon has battled a variety of health issues for which he has sought treatment. Recently Sheriff Redmon was made aware of an ongoing investigation into his alleged conduct. Due to these factors he has taken time out of the office to concentrate on his health. He remains in close contact with his staff and he will continue to perform his duties as Sheriff of Graves County. Sheriff Redmon and his family would very much appreciate your thoughts, prayers and understanding during this time.”