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David Stewart Named Employee of the Quarter
Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell presents David Stewart with the Employee of the Quarter Award

Dep. David Stewart was named Employee of the Quarter ending March 31, 2014.

David is a tireless worker and is recognized for his exemplary performance of his duties by constantly exceeding what is expected of him.

Dep. Stewart’s excellence in service, communication and cooperation sets a fine example. His supervisors see him as always striving and being very conscientious about his work performance. David is described as versatile, a person “always willing to go the extra mile and exhibits a passion for any assignment. Continue Reading

New Drug “Gravel” Poses Significant Danger
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GRAVEL, a highly addictive synthetic stimulant is an emerging drug of abuse similar to the cathinone known as bath salts. While the primary component of GRAVEL is alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone (alpha-PVP), it is often used in combination with other drugs. Seizures of the drug have also been found to contain methamphetamine, Klonopin and bath salts. The Drug Enforcement Administration lists alpha-PVP as a Schedule I controlled substance analog, similar to other synthetic drugs like bath salts. Law enforcement testing confirms that rat poison and ammonium nitrate are also utilized to dilute the alpha-PVP. Continue Reading

Sheriff’s Office Promotes Yarbrough To The Rank Of Sergeant

Corporal Nick Yarbrough was promoted to the rank of Sergeant Friday as Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell presents him with his Sergeant’s Bars.

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Sheriff’s Office Collected, Disposed of 246 Pounds of Prescription Medication Since Start of “Drop Box” Program
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It has been nearly 6 months since the Floyd County Sheriff’s Office installed a drug drop box for unwanted and unneeded prescription medications. In that time, officials have collected 246 pounds of prescription medications that could have potentially ended up in landfills, the municipal water supply or worse, being abused. “We are thrilled with the response” said Chief Deputy Tom Caldwell “We have heard story after story from families that had been storing these medications after the loss of a family member or other situation. Until now, they just didn’t know what to do with them.” Continue Reading

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