MONROE COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) - A Monroe County constable has been charged with illegally selling prescription pain medication.
The sheriff's office says it began investigating Tommy Joe Jones Sr. in early January after receiving a tip.
The Grand Jury has now indicted on 11 charges:
8 Counts of Sale and Delivery of a Schedule III narcotic
1 Count of Official Misconduct
1 Count of Possession of Firearm During a Dangerous Felony
1 Count- of Possession of Radio /Intercepting Police Frequency during offense(s)
The indictment states that Jones sold prescription painkillers eight times from January 9, 2014 to February 6, 2014.
Authorities arrested Jones in the Madisonville Community around 1130 a.m Wednesday.
He was booked into the Monroe County Jail on $25,000.00 bond.
The elected position of Constable allows Jones to carry a firearm and badge with other authority relating to a Law Enforcement position.