Morgan County Sheriff's employee arrested for selling drugs

MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - A Morgan County Sheriff's employee has been arrested for allegedly selling drugs out of his county car.

Sheriff Ana Franklin said allegations about Steven Eugene Parker lead to an undercover investigation. That investigation culminated with a search warrant and his arrest at his home.

Investigators said Parker sold prescription drugs while working, out of his county patrol unit, for at least the last several months. The process server for the Morgan County Sheriff's Office faces three counts of the unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

Authorities said Parker sold his own prescription drugs and drugs prescribed to acquaintances. He could also face charges for so-called "pharmacy shopping." going from doctor to doctor getting prescriptions.

"It stings a lot. One of the things we want to make clear is that this, again, is not a rampant situation with the Morgan County Sheriff's Office. We're had several employees arrested over the last several months, but we're cleaning up the house. And we're not going to tolerate it," Franklin said.

Parker had not made bond as of early Friday evening. That bond is $30,000. Saturday would have marked his 23rd anniversary working with the sheriff's office.

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