Ex-sheriff due in court Monday

Former Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams
Former Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KAIT/AP) - A former sheriff is due in court Monday for a pre-trial hearing.

Former Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams is charged with two felonies of distribution of a controlled substance, for methamphetamine and cocaine.

He's also charged with possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

Adams pleaded guilty in April 2012 to federal charges for stealing firearms that had been seized as evidence, then selling some of them. Adams' former deputy,

Former Carter County Deputy Steffanie Kearbey, pleaded guilty to the same federal charges.

Adams was arrested in April 2011, and resigned days later.

We will continue to track this case and bring you any new details as soon as they become available.

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