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By Calen McKinney
Landmark News Service
A sheriff’s deputy has been fired for allegedly breaking the law he worked to uphold.
Taylor County Sheriff’s Deputy William “Billy” Rice was charged Tuesday morning with federal drug crimes and taken to a jail in Bowling Green.
After his arrest, Taylor County Sheriff Allen Newton fired Rice, who had worked as a sheriff’s deputy for nearly eight years.
A complaint filed in federal court accuses Rice of selling steroids in Taylor County on three occasions.
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