Newton County deputy charged with selling marijuana to undercover FBI agents

COVINGTON — Former Newton County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Darrell Mathis has been arrested and charged with selling marijuana to an undercover FBI agent while in uniform.

Mathis, who was arrested Thursday, was initially placed on administrative leave pending an internal investigation, but Sheriff Ezell Brown said Friday afternoon that Mathis had been terminated.

“My office is completely cooperating with the FBI in this investigation,” said Brown. “This is an embarrassment to the Newton County Sheriff’s Office, as well as law enforcement in general.”

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