Former Carter County Sheriff sentenced to prison on state charges

Tommy Adams
Tommy Adams

JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO(KAIT) - A former Region 8 sheriff has been sentenced to jail after pleadingguilty in court Monday.

According to theJefferson County Circuit Court Office, former Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adamspleaded guilty Monday to distribution of a controlled substance with intent todistribute.

A judge sentenced himto 12 years in prison.

Adams pleadedguilty in April to federal charges for stealing firearms that had been seizedas evidence, then selling some of them. Adams is serving a ten-year sentence onthose federal charges.

The 12 year sentencewill run concurrently with the federal sentence.

Adams' former deputy,Steffanie Kearbey, pleaded guilty to the same federal charges.

Adamswas arrested in April 2011, and resigned days later.

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