Court documents: Former Marion County sheriff’s deputy dealt drugs he had seized in busts

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 25, 2015) -- Court documents filed in the case against a former Marion County sheriff's deputy revealed new details about his alleged drug sales.

Prosecutors charged Jed Adams with five counts, including official misconduct of a public servant, after he was caught selling drugs out of his patrol car.

In court paperwork, the person who turned Adams in told detectives that he was selling the very same drugs he had been taking off the streets in busts with his K-9 partner.

"Deputy Adams would give them marijuana from cases where he would confiscated the narcotics," a detective said in the paperwork. "(He) ... usually met them during the last hour of his shift while in uniform and while driving his department vehicle."

Plainfield Police officers caught Adams in the act of selling marijuana. They also found methamphetamine, pills, and heroin in his car. The heroin was found inside Altoids tins, according to the paperwork.

Adams, a seven-year member of the Marion County Sheriff's Office, was fired shortly after his arrest.

"I’m not going to put up with it and that’s why the people of Marion County put me here, to be a watchdog in more ways than one," Sheriff John Layton said.

Adams bonded out of jail and his case is in its beginning stages.

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