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Washington County Deputies Arrested

Date of News Release: 11/13/2009

(Washington County, Ky.) -- On November 12, 2009 units from Kentucky State Police West Drug Enforcement, Kentucky State Police Drug Task Force, Kentucky State Police Post 15 - Columbia, Kentucky State Police Special Response Team, and Springfield Police Department conducted a covert drug trafficking operation involving two Washington County Sheriff's Deputies.

Arrested were Deputy Wayne Bartley, a 6 year veteran, and Deputy Billy Mattingly, a 3 year veteran of the Washington County Sheriff's Department. Both officers are charged with Official Misconduct, Trafficking in Marijuana, Theft by Unlawful Taking Over $300, Tampering with Physical Evidence, and Criminal Mischief.

Both were lodged in the Marion County Detention Center.

To anonymously report any type of suspected illegal drug activity, citizens can call the KSP toll-free drug tip hotline, 1-800-DOPETIP. The hotline is answered 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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