Blogger Comments: It only takes one bad cop to ruin a police department or a sheriff's office. In Morgan County, Alabama we have a few bad cops. Sheriff Franklin, Blake Robinson, Bones Wilson, Larry Berzett, and Ronald Livingston. The former deputy below reflects one bad cop.
The difference in Morgan County, Alabama is some of the bad cops Franklin, Livingston, and Berzett are leaders of the sheriff's office.
Former Mobile County deputy booked on drug charges
Nearly two months after allegedly being caught buying drugs, a former Mobile County sheriff's deputy has been booked on the accompanying charges.
Christopher Alex Parsons, 27, was booked at Mobile County Metro Jail shortly after 11 a.m. Monday on five charges. Jail records indicate he was released shortly thereafter.
Parson, an employee of the Mobile County Sheriff's Office since 2011, was accused of buying controlled substances while off-duty on March 7. The MCSO held a pre-disciplinary hearing and terminated him from his position on March 15; at that time the sheriff's office said it had handed its investigative file to District Attorney Ashley Rich.
Rich said March 27 that she had approved warrants for first-degree possession of marijuana and illegal possession of prescription medication. She said Saraland police also had issued a warrant for possession of a controlled substance.
According to jail records, Parsons was booked on five charges: illegal possession of prescription drugs, first degree marijuana possession, use or possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of possessing or receiving a controlled substance.
It was not immediately clear when court proceedings might take place following Monday's booking.