Deputy Jailer Arrested

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After a complaint was filed to Madison County Jailer Doug Thomas, Deputy Jailer Billy Bales was taken into custody today after allegedly completing a drug transaction in official uniform and while driving an official vehicle. He is currently lodged in the Rockcastle County Detention Center and facing charges of Trafficking 3rd and Official Misconduct 1st. Madison County Sheriff reports that the latter charge is due to his being in uniform during the alleged drug transaction. Kentucky State Police took Bales into custody.