A Boaz man is behind bars in connection to theft. Investigators say Billy Keener stole several items over the course of a few months from FarmTown in Sardis. Keener admitted to taking the items and then trading them for drugs. He was an employee of FarmTown at the time of the thefts. Many of the items have been recoved and returned, the items value at almost $20,000. Keener is being held in the Etowah County Detention Center on a $5,000 bond.