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Deputy sheriff arraigned for accepting bribes
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Deputy sheriff arraigned for accepting bribes

HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- A Hall County deputy sheriff has been charged with accepting bribes and conspiring to distribute marijuana.

David Treadwell, 33, of Gainesville was indicted Jan. 28 by a federal grand jury.

He is accused of accepting money from a person he believed was a drug dealer, and also agreeing to alert the person if he learned the dealer was under investigation.

Acting U.S. Attorney John A. Horn said Treadwell accepted $200 or $300 from the drug dealer on five occasions in late 2014.

"I will not tolerate this kind of criminal action," Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch said in a statement. "I am thankful for the duty-bound officers who brought these heinous activities to the forefront."

Treadwell's case is being investigated by the FBI and the North Georgia Major Offenders Task Force, which includes members of the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

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