Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)


March 22, 2014

Former Carter deputy charged with sex, drug offenses


A former Carter County sheriff's deputy has been arrested for criminal acts he allegedly committed during the course of his employment with the sheriff's department.

Matthew Morrison, 38, was arrested Friday on charges of first-degree sodomy, second-degree drug trafficking and official misconduct, Kentucky State Police at Ashland said.

The charges stem from an investigation that was launched by the KSP on Feb. 14 after the agency received a report that Morrison had declined to serve an arrest warrant in exchange for sexual favors, the KSP said. The investigation not only substantiated that allegation, it revealed Morrison had engaged in several illegal pill transactions while acting in his official capacity as a deputy.

Morrison had been terminated from his job prior to the initiation of the investigation, the KSP said.

Morrison was lodged in the Carter County Detention Center.



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