Wilcox deputy arrested for transporting what he thought was cocaine

Published 11:44 am Thursday, June 27, 2013

MONTGOMERY — In a release from the United States Attorney for the Middle District of Alabama, authorities announced the arrest of a Wilcox County Sheriff’s Deputy for attempting to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.

The deputy, 45-year-old Greg Barge of Camden, was arrested Wednesday in Camden after transporting cocaine from Montgomery to Camden.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case, with assistance from the Alabama Alcoholic Beverage Control Board and the Alabama Department of Public Safety. Assistant United States Attorney Clark Morris is prosecuting the case.

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According to the complaint filed in federal court, on April 10, May 7 and Wednesday, Barge transported a package that contained what he believed to be multi-kilograms of cocaine powder from Montgomery to Camden.

The package actually contained a substance that appeared to be cocaine, but was not cocaine.

On each of those dates, Barge obtained the supposed kilograms of cocaine in Montgomery and transported them to Camden using his law enforcement vehicle and dressed in his sheriff’s deputy uniform.

Barge was paid $800 on April 10 and $1200 on May 7.

If convicted, Barge faces a minimum sentence of five years in prison. He is also subject to fines and a period of supervised release if convicted.