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A former member of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department was arraigned Tuesday on three charges including a felony drug charge and allegations that he hindered prosecution.
Terry Blanton, a former sheriff’s detective, was indicted by the November grand jury on two felony and one misdemeanor charges in circuit court. He is free on a $10,000 surety bond.
According to the indictment, Blanton is accused of theft of a controlled substance, second-degree trafficking in a controlled substance hydrocodone and second-degree hindering apprehension.
The charges allegedly took place between September 2011 and April 2012 while Blanton was employed as detective at Grayson County Sheriff’s Department.
Sheriff Rick Clemons had little to say about the charges because the investigation is ongoing. He said the department is cooperating with investigators from Kentucky State Police.
According to the indictment, Blanton is said to have hindered the arrest of Hope Shelbourne on or about April 24. Shelbourne was sought in connection with a burglary.
Blanton also is charged with knowingly transferring hydrocodone to another between Jan. 1 and March 31. The charge of theft of a controlled substance stems from a period between Sept. 15, 2011, and March 31, 2012. The charge indicates Blanton took controlled substances that belonged to the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
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