Wilson Co. Deputy Accused Of Selling Information To Criminals
WILSON COUNTY, Tenn. - A mid-state law enforcement officer is accused of going rogue by selling police information to criminals.
Wilson County deputy sheriff John Edwards was arrested Monday night on a criminal complaint of attempting to obstruct a federal investigation.
Investigators said he devised a scheme to sell information related to a federal drug trafficking case to drug dealers.
According to the affidavit, Edwards tried to get $100,000 for the information. On April 12, Edwards accepted $15,000 cash, as partial payment for facilitating the information exchange to the target of the investigation.