Monroe Co. constable facing drug charges re-elected

Election results from Thursday night show Monroe County voters have re-elected a constable who is facing charges for selling drugs.

Back in March, the Monroe County Sheriff's Department arrested constable Tommy Joe Jones, Sr.

Prosecutors charged him with eight counts for selling and delivering prescription pills. Indictments say Jones was dealing drugs while holding a gun on his hip.

Thursday night, he was up for re-election and voters decided to keep him.

The Tennessee Constables Association says Jones can keep the office until he's convicted. As a constable, Jones can carry a gun and a badge.

No word yet on when he will stand trial.


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