Etowah County detention deputy arrested, accused of selling drugs to inmates

ETOWAH COUNTY, Ala. (WIAT) — A former detention deputy is in jail, accused of selling contraband to inmates.

33-year old Erick Bullock of Hokes Bluff is charged with possession of a controlled substance and promoting prison contraband.

Officials say Bullock was found with Suboxone, meth, salvia, a cell phone, and tobacco products in his personal bag where he was working. He was allegedly selling the items to inmates.

“Erick Steven Bullock, 33, Hokes Bluff, was arrested August 15 and is charged with two counts of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, one count of first degree promoting prison contraband and one count of second degree promoting prison contraband, all are felonies,” said Captain Josh Morgan. “He also faces one count of salvia possession and one count of third degree promoting prison contraband, both are misdemeanors.”

Bullock is no longer an employee of the Etowah County Sheriff’s Office

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