Sheriff Charged With Selling Pot From Squad Car

He served and protected ... well, served

A longtime downstate sheriff has been charged with selling pot -- often in uniform and from his squad car.

A federal grand jury indicted Gallatin County Sheriff Raymond Martin on three counts of marijuana distribution and two counts of carrying a firearm -- his service weapon -- while trafficking drugs.

Martin's on the other side of the bars, now, in the custody of the United States marshal. He's been there since his arrest on May 18. Bond has been denied.

If convicted, the sheriff faces up to five years in prison on the pot charges and up to 25 years in prison on each charge of the firearm offense in relation to the alleged drug crime, but he won't lose his job unless he's convicted or resigns.

That's what happens when you're on the wrong side of the law, right?

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