Fed case ends but state case stalls for ex-sheriff

Tommy Lee Adams (Source: Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department)
Tommy Lee Adams (Source: Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department)
ST. LOUIS (AP) - A year after a Missouri sheriff was arrested in a methamphetamine sting, his court case remains on hold.
Carter County Sheriff Tommy Adams was charged in April 2011 after allegedly distributing meth to a confidential informant working with the Missouri State Highway Patrol. He was also accused of distributing cocaine and resigned immediately.
Meanwhile, Adams was charged in federal court with possessing and selling stolen guns and being a drug user in possession of a gun. He pleaded guilty to those charges on Tuesday and could face up to 10 years in prison at sentencing on July 2.
But the state meth case has developed slowly. The Missouri attorney general's office took over prosecution. In October, the case was moved to Jefferson County.
Since then, virtually nothing has happened.
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4/4/2012 10:00:45 AM (GMT -5:00)