Etowah County Detention Deputy Arrested in Felony Drug Charges

A tip received by the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office led to one County Detention Deputy being arrested for felony Drug Possession Charges. According to WEIS Radio, investigators were informed that 19-year-old Matthew Keener had plans to bring narcotic drugs into the detention center during an evening shift.

After investigating the tip and monitoring calls at the jail, Keener was arrested in the parking lot of an East Gadsden business where the alleged narcotics transaction was scheduled to take place. Keener was booked and later released from the Etowah County Detention Center on a $1,500 bond.


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