Former sheriff's deputy gets 10 months

12:46 AM, Sep 26, 2013   |    comments
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ROME, Ga. (AP) -- A former northwest Georgia sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to 10 months in federal prison for obstructing a public corruption investigation.

A federal judge sentenced former Murray County sheriff's deputy Joshua Greeson Wednesday.

Prosecutors say Greeson lied to Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents investigating possible corruption and civil rights violations in August 2012.

A woman accused former Murray County chief magistrate Bryant Cochran of making inappropriate sexual advances during a meeting about her case. Authorities say Cochran told several officers the woman carried drugs in her car.

Greeson pulled the woman over and charged her with drug possession after finding methamphetamine that authorities believe was planted by someone else.

Prosecutors say Greeson initially lied to GBI agents, saying he hadn't received information about the car before stopping it.

Associated Press

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