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Posted: Wednesday, 11 June 2014 8:11AM

Former Pike deputy enters plea



PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A former eastern Kentucky sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to a charge of official misconduct.

Prosecutor Rick Bartley told the Appalachian News-Express (http://bit.ly/TJeDJa) that 33-year-old Matthew Blanton pleaded guilty last week to the misdemeanor count. The newspaper reports prosecutors dropped a drug trafficking charge against Blanton in exchange for the guilty plea.

Blanton was relieved of duty after being arrested last year.

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